Why Cats Groom Themselves

Keeping Their Fur Clean

Cats' tongues are rough and covered in papillae, which are tiny barbs that help them to remove dirt and debris from their fur. 

Distributing Natural Skin Oils

Cats' skin produces natural oils that help to keep their fur healthy and water-resistant.

Stimulating Circulation

Grooming helps to stimulate circulation in cats' skin, which can improve their overall health and well-being.

Cooling Themselves Down

Cats don't have sweat glands, so they rely on other methods to cool themselves down, such as grooming. 

Removing Parasites

Grooming can help to remove parasites, such as fleas and ticks, from cats' fur. It can also help to remove allergens, such as pollen and dust mites.

Bonding with Other Cats

Grooming is a social activity for cats. When cats groom each other, they are showing affection and bonding with each other.

Relieving Stress

Grooming can help to relieve stress in cats. When cats feel stressed, they may groom themselves more than usual.

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