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Why Do Cats Knead? Here Are 5 Reasons Your Cat Kneads You

Kneading is when your cat alternates their front paws in a rhythmic fashion on a soft, squishy surface. Cats knead on beds, on soft blankets, and sometimes, they knead their humans.

To you, it may look like your cat is kneading dough to make delicious bread or cookies, but the kitty habit is not simply for fun.

While there is no definite one answer as to why cats knead, there are a few solid theories as to why cats engage in this bizarre ritual of “making biscuits.” Here are five possible reasons why your cat needs to knead.

Does your cat enjoy “making bread” with their paws? What do you do to keep your cat from kneading your jeans into shreds? Share your wisdom in the comments below!

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