What does it mean when your cat licks you? | Healthy Cats | Animal Planet
Most cats groom themselves a lot, but excessive licking may be the sign of a medical issue. A reality show about cats would include as much grooming as two celebrity makeovers and a wannabe runway designer's last-minute wardrobe alterations. Some cats lick themselves to excess, though. If your cat licks himself more than four hours a day, he might have skin, bug or brain issues.
What Does My Cat’s Skin and Fur Say About Her Health?
My cat is licking the hair off his front legs. There are no skin eruptions. It's just the missing hair, no sores or anything. Licking the back legs and stomach are far more common. If your cat is licking anywhere else on his body or scratching I would check closely for fleas.
How do you deal with a cat that is licking his or her fur off? What causes it and what can you do? There are many reasons that cats lick and for the most part, these are for normal instinctual grooming reasons. However, this behavior can become excessive with behavioral problems or in response to a medical problem to the point that it leads to the cat licking their fur off. In this article, we will review why cats will lick off their fur.