Today’s weird science question comes from Kendraw: “My cat is obsessed with licking me. She will tolerate pets, but what she really wants to do when she needs attention is to lick me anywhere she can get skin. She won’t lick my face, thank goodness, but my arm, elbow, and hand are fair game! She will literally hold me down in her paws and clean me. And it’s not just a few licks; she gets quite thorough about it. I’ve tried bitter spray. No luck. I know it’s a sign of affection , but is there any way I can gently get her to stop?” Well, Kendraw, you’ve got a question and I’ve got some answers. First I’ll talk about why cats lick, and then I’ll give you some tips on how to persuade your cat that there are much more awesome options than grooming you until your skin is raw.
After the cat got back home I noticed that he walked funny with his back legs but the next day he was walking normal and he could reach the high places that he couldn't reach when he had the hair knots but now when he is moving he keeps wagging his tail from one side to another aggressively and lifting his butt up and down like he can't control it and he is very nervous, jumpy, twitches and hides in odd places, however he hasn't shown a sign of aggression and in fact when he realizes that is me he starts rubbing against me. I called the vet to ask him if that was normal and he told me that the cat was acting like that because he is probably stressed out from the haircut, bath and the sedation also because he had very long hair and now he is shaved, it totally makes sense to me.