Discover whether cats like being kissed, the right way to show affection and why your cat’s personal comfort is of utmost importance. A guide for every cat lover.
Do cats like being kissed on the lips?
Not all cats like being kissed, but those that do accept a kiss as a way of us showing our affection for them. It can help to strengthen our bond with a cat, and cats enjoy being close to those they love as they feel safe and comforted.
Can I kiss my indoor cat on the lips?
When going in for a kiss, the most important thing is to avoid kissing on the lips, for hygiene reasons. It’s best to avoid the stomach too as most cats don’t like having their tummy touched. Cats usually prefer brief interactions so if you do want a kiss, a quick peck is best.
Is it safe for me to kiss my cat?
If you have a healthy immune system and your cat is free of disease and parasites then giving him the odd peck is probably not going to cause you any harm (although there is a small chance). However, it is not advised that you kiss a cat who is sick, nor do I recommend kissing cats on the lips.
Is it OK to kiss my cat on the nose?
Your own cat, or another cat that you are well acquainted with, may be used to this, perceive it as affection, and appreciate it. My cats are okay with me doing this, but I would not try to do this with a cat I have never interacted with before, or another person’s cat.
Do cats like it when you kiss their face?
Turns out, it depends on the cat. Some cats are socialized as kittens to be held and kissed, while others haven’t had that exposure and might be put off by a kiss as an expression of love. So, some cats like it and some cats don’t—but there are ways of detecting the category into which your feline friend falls.
Can I hug and kiss my cat?
Cats who are used to being held and kissed as kittens will probably enjoy these expressions of love, while those who haven’t had that kind of exposure will likely try to get away as soon as you put your arms around them. Generally speaking, holding your cat tightly can be stressful for them.