Do cats like getting massages?

Do cats like getting massages

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Are you a cat owner? If so, then you probably know that not all cats love getting massages like dogs do. For example, my friends cat runs away every time she try to give her one! So why do some cats like getting massages and others don’t? The answer is actually pretty simple: some cats like the physical stimulation of being touched and rubbed, while others don’t enjoy it as much.

So they like it?

The short answer is yes. Cats enjoy being petted and scratched, and they love to be stroked and will purr happily in response. Massaging a cat can help them relax and relieve stress, which can be especially helpful if your cat tends to get anxious around strangers or loud noises. And while it may seem counterintuitive, massaging your cat can also help promote healing when they’re sick or injured by encouraging blood flow through their muscles and joints.

How can you tell if your cat is enjoying a massage?

It’s easy to tell if your cat is enjoying a massage. If your cat is purring and rubbing its head against your hand, it means that it’s very happy with what you’re doing. You should also see the following:

  • Your cat will stretch out, relax and even roll over on its back to expose its belly if it really enjoys getting massages.
  • The more relaxed and comfortable the cat is during a massage, the more likely it is going to be receptive towards future sessions of this type as well.

While it’s true that cats are generally less sociable than dogs, they do enjoy the occasional rub. In fact, cat owners often report that their cats purr more when they receive a massage.

Massage can be a great way to bond with your cat and help relieve stress in both you and your kitty. If you have any doubts about whether or not your cat will enjoy being rubbed down by you, try slowly introducing them to being touched on the chest or back using non-threatening motions.

the same way one would pet an animal at a zoo—while also making soothing sounds.

The answer is yes they love it

While cats may not be able to tell you in words how they feel about getting a massage, their body language can be a good indication of whether or not they’re enjoying it. If your cat shows signs of stress (such as growling or hissing), stop immediately and try again later on another day when he’s feeling more relaxed!