Ask me how I know. Our cat also got tangled up in a plastic bag and couldn't get out of it, so lucky we were here when it happened. What is the advantage of plastic bags? Monica Cellio 5, 5 28 How was life before plastic bags introduced? Animals don't react the same to odors as humans do in my experience. Here is the culmination of what I've discovered, with each reason listing the seemingly independent sites which support each conclusion:.
My cat did it with plastic bags or smooth labels on cardboard boxes, or covers of books.
They seem to react more to things like polyetheylene, polypropylene which would present hydrocarbon chain ends. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site the association bonus does not count. For instance, mold release agents like magnesium stearate the stearate portion could be animal fat derived or not are not always used, bio-degradable plastics are a relatively small fraction of the plastics made and typically they use something like corn starch, not animal fat. This lends a bit of credence to the second theory. No known oral problems and previous cats did it all their lives.