Why Your Cat Licks You
Mar 28, 2022
The first time a cat licks you, it can catch you off guard. Who would imagine their tongues are so rough? Some cats seem to lick their humans at the drop of a hat. Why do they do it? Here are a few possible reasons:
- Your cat likes you. Mother cats lick their young for grooming purposes. As a result, kittens learn to associate this behavior with affection and perform it throughout their lives.
- You seem like you need a bath. Your cat may be trying to tell you something about your personal hygiene.
- You ate or touched something delicious, and now your cat wants some of the residue on your hand.
- Your pet wants to mark you as a group member—or as territory.
- Your cat has an oral fixation. This can happen after being weaned too soon.
- Your pet is licking you as a comforting stim. This might increase during times of stress or anxiety.
- Your sweat has a pleasant flavor.
- Maybe your pet needs to tell you something, and is trying to get you to pay attention.
Since your cat is so intent on grooming you, why not groom him back? He will love this Cat Massage Brush. Not only will it help you remove shed hairs and improve circulation, but it is also a great way to show your affection.