Why Do Cats Purr? – PetPlop

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PetPlop - June 15 2020

Why Do Cats Purr?

why do cats purr

Have you ever wondered why do your cats purr; what are they trying to communicate and express, or are they just asking for extra tuna?

In most cases, cats will purr when they are in a relaxed environment, sending out waves of calmness. But it may also occur when you stroke them, and if this is the case, your feline friend is feeling happy.

So If cats purr to communicate their emotions and needs, but if you pick them up, they purr too; How do I know what they are trying to communicate?

The most common reasons why your Fur Friend might be purring are... 

Happy mood

Your cat looks relaxed, eyes half-closed, and tail mostly still. Safe to say your cat is in a pleasant state.

why do cats purr when you pet them

Cats purr helps heal their bodies

Feed Me 

Cats may purr and meow when mealtime and hungry.


Many cats purr when hurt or in pain, helping them to soothe themselves.

Does purring mean your cat is happy
Cat mom purrs to communicate with kitten

Cat Moms Purr as a lullaby song for their kittens


Many cats purr when hurt or in The low-frequency Purrs, cause vibrations within their bodies, healing bones and wounds, building and repairing tendons, ease breathing, and decreasing pain and swelling, helping them to soothe themselves.

Mommy/Kitten Talk

Now it's your time to observe your Fur Baby and try to understand their Purrs!

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