How do cats like to be stroked?
Head, Shoulders, Cheeks and Nose
So, in which places do cats like to be petted?
The head, chin and neck are often her favorites.
While some cats enjoy having their tails touched, others will recoil and even experience pain from a tail stroke.
Let your cat sniff your index finger and touch her nose against it first.
Where is the best place to pet a cat?
Keeping in mind that cats come in a wide-range of personalities and tolerance levels, here are the purr-fect places to pet your cat:
- The cheeks. Cats have concentrated scent glands located on their lips and cheeks.
- The forehead and between the eyes.
- Under the chin.
- Along the back from head to tail.
Where do cats like to be stroked the most?
As a general guide, most friendly cats will enjoy being touched around the regions where their facial glands are located, including the base of their ears, under their chin, and around their cheeks. These places are usually preferred over areas such as their tummy, back and base of their tail.
Is petting a cat good for you?
Owning any pet is good for your heart. Cats in particular lower your stress level—possibly since they don’t require as much effort as dogs—and lower the amount of anxiety in your life. Petting a cat has a positive calming effect.