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A Blanket Statement: Why Your Cat Sucks Blankets

Published Apr 18, 2024

About the Article:

In this article, the author explores why cats suck on blankets. This behavior is often a form of self-soothing and can be traced back to kittenhood when sucking was associated with nursing. Common causes include stress, anxiety, changes in environment, and genetics. While generally harmless, blanket sucking can sometimes indicate underlying health issues. The article provides tips on how to reduce this behavior by creating a calming environment and offering mental stimulation for the cat.