Top 7 Spots Where Cats Enjoy Being Petted

Gently petting a cat's head, cheeks and chin shows affection.


Most cats love a good chin scratch and will lift their heads toward your hand.

Under Chin  

Stroke along the back in the direction the fur lies for happy cats.

Along Back 

The base of the tail is a sweet spot many cats enjoy being pet.

Base of Tail 

Scratching right behind the ears is pleasing for some kitties.

Behind Ears

Lightly scratching under the jawline and neck is a favored spot.

Under Jaw/Neck

Gently petting along the shoulders and side flanks is welcomed.


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