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The "act" of a pet consuming or chewing on something, whether the action is appropriate or not (pica).

Refers to the act of a pet eating something, whether the action is appropriate ( or ) or inappropriate (, plants, wires, etc.). "Pica" is the proper terminology for consuming non-food items, and is covered by this tag.

The act of eating encompasses chewing / mastication, but does not refer to aggressive .

For concerns involving the process of providing food to a pet, use , which may also be used in conjunction with .

For concerns involving what is appropriate to feed to a pet, use .