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Owner with cat and dog

Do you know what your cat’s petting preferences are?

Researchers Susan Soennichsen and Arnold S. Chamove of the Psychology Department at Massey University in New Zealand conducted a research study on the responses of cats to petting by humans, and published their results. The top spots were between the ear and eye (the temporal gland located on the upper cheek), the chin and lip area (the perioral gland,the lower back at the base of the tail (the caudal gland) and on one of three non-gland areas, either the head, the back or the chest.


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Young catIf your cat loves to drink water from a running tap, consider getting a drinking fountain for her. Cats in the wild drink running water and a pet drinking fountain recreates this in the home.