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Why Cats Groom Themselves | Care2 Healthy Living

Why Cats Groom Themselves | Care2 Healthy Living

By Kathy Blumenstock, Animal Planet Cats seem to spend half their lives grooming (and the other half napping). In truth, experts estimate they spend about 15 percent of their time grooming but since they’re asleep 15 hours a day , it seems like a nonstop activity. Feline fastidiousness in maintaining a shiny coat isn’t just pride; it’s a healthy habit with built-in benefits. Watch a cat in the act of grooming, and you’ll see how he’s treating himself to a bath and massage, as well as gauging his body’s comfort level. He may chew at an old claw, removing it to reveal a new nail underneath. Then he may lick his paws. What are the secrets to a cat’s grooming success? Why Cats Groom Themselves When cats wash down their coats, they’re not only cleaning their fur, they’re regulating their body temperatures. Feline sweat glands, in their faces, anal areas and paw pads, do not coo...

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