When your cat cuddles up to you for some quality petting time, you may find yourself constantly scratching just at the base of their tail. This is basically because a concentration of nerve endings make your cat’s butt the best place for them to get maximum pet-age for their efforts. The sensation of being scratched or petting stimulates the nerve endings and helps your cat feel happy and relaxed!
Cats are extremely sensitive creatures, and have a way more specialized nervous system than humans do. For this reason, if you continue to pet your cat without paying attention to his or her moods, you may find your cat quickly growing overstimulated. No matter where you’re petting your cat, make sure you look for signs that they’re no longer having as much fun as you are.
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Depending on your cat’s individual preferences, he or she may have a specific spot where they love being scratched more than anything else. For some cats, it’s under the chin; for other cats, it’s behind the ears. For a lot of cats, however, the best place to receive any sort of attention is just above the base of the tail.
Petting a cat can be therapeutic for everybody involved, but make sure you’re paying attention to your cat’s mood! Because the sensations produced by scratching the same patch of skin can quickly grow to be too much, absent-minded petting can be a quick way to receive a warning bite or scratch as thanks for your attentions!
For the most part, cats love to be petted as much as we love to pet them. So now, armed with your knowledge of just what your cat is feeling, get ready to give them all the love and attention that they deserve whenever you get a chance!