Does Your Cat Overgroom? What Can You Do About It?

Cats spend too much time grooming themselves when they’re awake. They like themselves clean and also can be seen grooming other pets in the home including dogs. Sometimes their licking and grooming behavior seems more than usual but it’s not. So, when exactly you can say your cat is overgrooming? You might’ve many questions and we have the answers.

When To Say Your Cat Is Overgrooming

When you observe your cat is indulged in licking himself abnormally, you can say he’s overgrooming. However, what you see cannot always decide whether your cat is overgrooming or not. The most common reason for overgrooming is your cat’s stress. When you’re around they feel comfortable. But when you’re not they start licking themselves to make themselves comfortable and won’t be seen grooming excessively.

So how exactly can you identify overgrooming? This behavior can be understood by the fact that a cat’s body releases endorphin, a feel-happy neurotransmitter when a cat licks her skin. That said, when you are around, your cat feels safe and does not feel the need to lick but as soon as you’re gone, your cat starts licking herself excessively.

The catch is, your cat will spots where there’s no hair or sores on the skin. When you observe this, you can say that your cat is overgrooming.

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