Tip 257

Owner with cat and dog

Do you know what your cat’s petting preferences are?

Researchers Susan Soennichsen and Arnold S. Chamove of the Psychology Department at Massey University in New Zealand conducted a research study on the responses of cats to petting by humans, and published their results. The top spots were between the ear and eye (the temporal gland located on the upper cheek), the chin and lip area (the perioral gland,the lower back at the base of the tail (the caudal gland) and on one of three non-gland areas, either the head, the back or the chest.