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The five reasons why cats groom themselves

Every pet deserves a loving and respectful home: please only consider acquiring a pet if you will be able to take care of its long-term needs. Also, consider choosing your animal companion from a shelter, where there are so many wonderful furry friends who need a forever home.

This AnimalWised video covers the five reasons why cats lick themselves, other felines and even their human guardians – a behaviour known as ‘grooming’. As it turns out, it’s not just about hygiene.

Grooming is a trademark characteristic of most cats that begins right after birth. Mother cats groom their  kittens, and, at four weeks of age, kittens begin grooming themselves. Shortly thereafter, they also begin to groom their mother and litter-mates, too.

View the original video here.

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