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Study supports what we already know about how to stroke a cat — 3 Comments

  1. I have had 3 cats and they all have liked a gentle fast tapping with the fingers on their backs at the base of the tail. Don’t know why.

    • I can recognise that! Cats like the base of their spine to be tapped. It sort of turns them on and gets the juices flowing. I am not sure what is happening but it switches some ancient emotion on 😉 .

  2. Mitzy’s favorite place to be stroked/scratched is her chin. When I say “chin”, she comes, sits in my lap, and puts her head back. Then she usually closes her eyes in pleasure when I start.

    She also likes being brushed all over, including the tail area. If she’s in my lap on her back, and I say “Big Stretch”, she puts her front legs above her head, and stretches out for a tummy scratch. Also, many times she closes her eyes for this one.

    I haven’t found any place on her body that was too sensitive to be touched, except her toes and her mouth. She even sits still for me to examine her ears, and clean the wax out.

    I have known other cats to be sensitive on their hind quarters or back.

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