Why Cats Lick

Instinctive Behavior

Self-grooming is ingrained in cats as a natural survival instinct.

Keeping Clean

Cats use their tongue to maintain impeccable hygiene and remove dirt.

Spreading Pheromones

Cats use saliva to mark their territory through scent.

Stress Relief

Grooming can serve as a calming mechanism for cats, reducing stress.

Bonding with Kittens

Mother cats use grooming to bond with their kittens.

Comfort and Security

Cats groom themselves for comfort and a sense of security.

Temperature Regulation

Grooming helps cats regulate body temperature in different weather conditions.

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