Why does my cat lick?

Why does my cat lick?

Cats who lick you….

To show love for you or affection.

—this is the strongest way they show affection to us.

To show they are yours

—Mother cats lick kittens, so your cat licks you

—You may be the primary caregiver; so that’s why they lick you

To keep you clean…To groom you

—you are part of the family

Anxiety or stress can cause your cat to lick you.  They sense it and want to lick you to calm you down and make you feel better.

A cat may lick your fingers if it was weaned too soon.

Sometimes they lick you because you taste good!  Like when you sweat, you secret sodium.  Or maybe you have some food leftover on you.


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