Hello! This is Archie. Have you ever caught your cat making massage with front paws? Actually, even adult pets do this amazing thing! If you have always wondered about such a strange behavior of your fluffy friend, this article is for you!
Recently I was at Christina’s house. She has quite a smart cat named Oliver looking very proud and even high-minded. He is of the British Shorthair breed. Everything was good until I noticed something weird… I caught the cat making massage with front paws (sometimes even with claws)! To say the truth, I was even a little fir embarrassed. Dogs never do anything like this. Fortunately, Christina, his owner, explained why animals act this way.
The two main reasons of a cat making massage with front paws
First of all, the instinct of making such movements is inherent for newborn kittens. They massage the cat's mammary glands to get more milk. Even when the pet grows up, the animal may behave absolutely the same! And this is very good because a pet feels satisfied and happy. The cat massages the owners he loves most of all to show love and deep devotion. Also, it means that the cat feels like a little kitty again. And there is no better feeling that it!
The second reason is based on a scientific research. There are special glands located under the pads that are responsible for the production of pheromones. During the massage, a satisfied cat marks favorite people with a special smell, meaning that this object already has a loving pet.
So if you caught your cat making massage with front paws, do not be afraid of the animal’s unusual behavior. This is the way your easy-go-lucky pet shows happiness. Just enjoy the soft kitten therapy that is considered to be one of the best prescriptions for stress!
That’s it! Honestly, I thought they do this for fun. I’d like to give thanks to Christina for such a profound explanation. It is so interesting to find out more about animals. If you like this article, share it with friends.
And there is a cute picture of me, your friend Archie!