Too aggressive petting?
Breed: Main Coon
Age: 8-11 years
My cat enjoys having his bum smacked over and over. Hard.
He's neutered male - he purrs, rubs against me hard and love bits me. He always comes back for more.
This is normal? Is it okay? Am I reinforcing bad behavior?
Dr. Marie replied:
Ha! Interesting question!
Most cats do like being firmly patted on their back just above their tail. It is a sensitive area. My thought is that most cats enjoy it, but sometimes they can get overstimulated if we push it too far.
Personally, I do this to cats all of the time. :)
But, use common sense. If he seems upset then I wouldn't continue!
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