What does it mean when a cat pats you?

Table of contents:

  1. What does it mean when a cat pats you?
  2. How do you pat a cat?
  3. Do cats like to be pat on the back?
  4. Do cats like to be pat on the head?
  5. Where should you not pat a cat?
  6. Why do cats sleep with their bum in your face?

What does it mean when a cat pats you?

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How do you pat a cat?

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Do cats like to be pat on the back?

As a general guide, most friendly cats will enjoy being touched around the regions where their facial glands are located, including the base of their ears, under their chin, and around their cheeks. These places are usually preferred over areas such as their tummy, back and base of their tail.

Do cats like to be pat on the head?

Cats like to be pet on their heads because it feels comforting, they can't reach that spot themselves, and they have scent glands there. When petting your cat, always pay attention to their body language to make sure they're enjoying the petting.

Where should you not pat a cat?

Cats typically don't like being petted on their tummy, legs/feet or tail. Of course, there are always outliers—some cats will love every bit of affection, no matter where they're touched or who's doing it. But generally, you shouldn't pet a cat you don't know on their stomach or extremities.

Why do cats sleep with their bum in your face?

According to UK-based veterinarian Joanna Woodnutt, BVM, BVS, "Presenting the bottom is a sign of companionship and trust. The bottom is a vulnerable area and turned around she can't see an attack coming or defend herself." A cat who sticks its bum in your face might also be trying to mark you.