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    How to Pet a Cat | Kitten Ads

    Articlegeneral cat adviceThursday 07 April 2011
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    There isn’t a better feeling than when you pick up a cat and have a cuddle. It is obvious that by showing affection a cat feels loved and wanted. There have been scientific studies which suggest when someone holds a cat and strokes him there are benefits such as stress relief and lowering blood pressure. Each time you pet a cat you will notice different cats like to be petted in different ways, observe their favourites and try these techniques with your own cat. This article will help you to pamper your puss and know the best ways hold and pet a cat.

    Pick up and Pet a Cat

    • Always pet a cat in the direction of fur growth.

    • Cats have some favourite places to be stroked, between the eyes, on top of the head and the sides of the face are the most common spots.

    • It is thought that when you pet a cat in these spots it can deposit its sent on you. Cats have scent glands which are located in all of these spots so it seems like a plausible suggestion.

    • Experiment with your own cat, they are all different but some cats love to be petted on the base of the tail where it meets its back.

    • When you hold a cat why not try a scratch under the chin, if they love this then they will purr loudly until the cows come home.

    • If you are trying to pet a cat but don’t think that your cat is enjoying it that much then why not try holding your hand out underneath the cat’s chin. The cat will usually move its own head down to your hand to seek affection. Watch what part of the cat’s face rubs against your hand and try and pet your cat in that exact spot.

    • It is just as important to know where not to pet a cat. Cats usually do not like you touching their tummies or feet.

    • Cats will show you leading behaviour when being stroked to try and get you to pet the right bits. To grasp how to pet a cat you should watch for this leading behaviour.

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