‘Cat love bites’ – what do they mean and why do they happen?

Biting after or during petting session

The ‘cat love bite’ is, I believe, a misnomer. This is not about biting you because he/she loves you. Cats might bite their owner for a number of reasons (e.g. redirected aggression) but in this article I’ll discuss the reason why cat owners call this version of cat biting ‘love bites’. It happens when …

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Why do cats bite to show affection?

Cat love bite

A different version of the question in the title is: Cat Love Bites: What Do They Mean? You will see various and numerous answers to this question and I think some of them are incorrect. “Cat love bites” are gentle bites which don’t break the skin in contrast to those bites which are made …

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