Relaxation and Stress Reduction
Regular and routine grooming lets your cat relax and reduce stress.
Just as brushing your hair stimulates blood flow on your scalp, a cat’s textured tongue improves circulation every time it brushes against fur.
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Mama cats lick their babies to keep them clean, encourage them to go to the bathroom and remind them that it’s feeding time. The instinct to groom helps protect kittens until they are old enough to care for themselves.
Bonds of Friendship
Cats groom each other as a way to bond and form friendships. Watch this adorable video about a grown cat instructing a kitten on how to groom its owner.
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