We all experience that there are cats licking each other and themselves.
They lick faces, they are licking people and mine even lick my screen.
But there is a reason for this: Cats use their licking for multiple reasons and I’ll start with the one you probably already know.
Cats lick themselves for cleaning their body. Since they don’t take bathes on their own, you need to find another way of cleaning and that’s what the licking provides.
Cats’ tongues are full of hooked papillae, which make it act like a hairbrush, cleaning their body.
A cat experiences getting licked right after it got born.
Another reason for cats licking each other comes along with a social aspect.
Newborn kittens can’t clean themselves so their mother got to do this for them.
By doing so, they build up a strong relationship and get close together.
When cats lick each other, they express these kinds of feelings. They would never lick a foreign cat.
If your cat is licking your face, it means that it cares for you. It grooms you.
Cats licking people is always a sign for that you treat them well and they respect and love you.