We all love our adorable felines – from their purrfect little stares to their rough, bristled tongues that lick us as though we’re a tasty snack. But what does it mean when a cat licks you?
Many assume kitties lick them as a sure sign of love which isn’t that far off. While it’s difficult to determine whether cats feel complex emotions such as love, licking is a sign of affection.
Cats also designate members to allogrooming – to lick each other. Let’s take a further look into why cats lick us.
In the same way that you pet your cat to show affection; your feline may return the favor by giving you a lick – or ten.
Licking, headbutting, and kneading are some of the other ways your feline is claiming you as part of their territory – affectionately.
Felines are notorious bathers. They love to lounge around, bathing and napping throughout the day. Cats are clean animals, as you can tell by their well-maintained, neat appearance.
Spill something tasty on your arm? Don’t get a shock to find your furry friend sliding up next to you to get a lick of it.
Licking humans and other cats can be a sign that your cat is feeling calm. Contrary to this, anxiety can also be a cause for licking.
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