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Cats self grooming

Friday, November 25, 2011
posted by Jim Murphy

Cats are very fastidious when it comes to their own person hygiene.  Sometimes it can appear that your cat is vane.  You may think that you take too long in the bathroom. your cat spends up to 15% of his time grooming himself. This is a habit that stems from natural instinct. Wild cats need to clean themselves regularly after they catch and eat their prey.  This natural behavior carries over to house cats and could be a way to detect the state of their overall health. It’s a positive sign to see your cat licking his coat regularly. The action spreads natural oils throughout his fur and tiny barbs on your cat’s tongue help him remove dirt and gnats.  His flexible spine enables him to do a good job and for the places that he can’t reach, he’ll use his paws to wash his face and head.

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