Why cats lick when petted
Some cats lick themselves or the air when they get pets and scratches from people. Her response might be to automatically begin licking, but some cats will also bite or scratch the person doing the petting, so be careful. Your cat's behavior of licking herself or the air when you.
strange behavior when cat being pet
2 Feb Some cats have a curious habit of licking themselves when they A small percentage of felines will even bite or scratch the people petting.
Why Does My Cat... Lick Herself Whenever I Pet Her?
Description:Email Thinkstock Some cats have a curious habit of licking themselves when they receive pets and gentle scratches , while others will attempt to lick the air. Why does your cat licking you hurt or feel so rough? And the behavior is not limited to just licking herself or her food bowl. This piece was originally published in Punk-rock cat mom, science nerd, animal shelter volunteer, and all-around geek with a passion for bad puns, intelligent conversation, and role-play adventure games. The papillae help cats rasp meat off bones, and they also assist in grooming by acting like a comb to pull out loose fur and dirt. What I'll typically do is simply move my face away from him and either offer my head to nuzzle against or I will pet him so that he just enjoys the petting and stops licking.