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One year ago   |   By Cats International

Cats are a “contact species”
They enjoy being touched from infancy on-unless deprived of early touch of stimulation by humans. From birth the mother cat grooms her kittens-touch being the primal source of affection. Cats will often regress and behave like kittens when stroked-nursing, drooling kneading. Each hair has many nerves around it which sends impulses to the brain. Petting evokes a very clear nervous system response: heart rate slows, muscle tone drops and the body relaxes. Digestion is enhanced as the digestive juices and saliva flows.
Petting and cuddling is necessary for the...
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