Why Do Cats Knead

Natural Instinct

Understand that kneading is a natural instinctual behavior in cats.

Kneading Motion

Observe the rhythmic motion of your cat's paws pressing against a surface.

Kittenhood Association

Kneading may be linked to kittenhood when kittens knead their mother's belly for milk.

Marking Territory

Cats may knead to mark their territory with scent glands in their paws.

Relaxation and Comfort

Cats often knead when they feel relaxed, content, or while settling down to sleep.

Bonding and Affection

Kneading can be a sign of affection and a way for cats to bond with their owners

Stress Relief

Cats may knead as a way to cope with stress or to self-soothe.

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