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P for Purring - Why do cats purr?

Cats purr for a variety of reasons.

Often, cats will purr when they are being petted or cuddled, as a way of expressing their pleasure and contentment.

Cats may also purr when they are feeling stressed or anxious, as a way of self-soothing.

Some scientists believe that the act of purring may actually have a calming effect on the cat, helping it to relax and feel less anxious.

Additionally, cats may purr when they are in pain or sick, as a way of coping with the discomfort.

Finally, mother cats may purr to soothe their kittens and help them feel safe and secure.


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