Why your cat purrs

Your cat is an adorable little creature who also makes adorable sounds. You love hearing her purr, particularly when you are petting her. However, you don’t really understand the activity. Why does she do this?

Purring allows your pet to communicate with you the way she used to communicate with her mother. Purring generally indicated contentment when your pet was young and signaled to her mother that she was well-cared for. Your pet may want to let you know the same thing, or she may be associating the act of purring with the feeling she had when she was content. This may help her calm down and act as a self-soothing technique when she wants to get some rest or is in a stressful situation. Your local London, ON veterinarian can help you care for your pet. Learn more here.


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