My cat keeps licking salt off the salt container, why is he doing this?
I have a small plastic ramekin w/ a lid on it next to the stove w/ kosher salt in it. Lately I've noticed my 1 year old cat liking the lid all the time. Its always out of place when I come home. Twice I've given him a few grains to see what he'd do and he licks it right up and loves it. So, I put it up in the cabinet to keep it away from him and now hes up on the counter top on his back legs crying and trying to get into the cabinet. What is up w/ this and why does he do it? Is it safe for him to lick salt off stuff in the kitchen? Is something missing in his diet? Is this bad for him?