Scratching, Pawing And Digging Around Your Cat'S Food Bowl Is A Natural Behavior, And You Can Change It If You Want It To Go Away

Many cats scratch, claw, or knead the ground around their food bowl before or after eating. The clawing and digging is an example of reflexive behavior. This means your cat probably didn't learn it from its mother. If you find the behavior rude or disruptive, you can change it. Feral cats bury their food remains as a protective measure so their enemies can't track them. Kneading is a sign of contentment. When your cat kneads its paws, it may be anticipating a pleasant experience. Kneeing is more likely if the area surrounding the food bowl is soft. If your cat feels the behavior is a problem, then you can take a few steps :max_bytes(150000):strip_icc()/kitten-pawing-floor-after-eating-551811-02-f86c2c1c358644eabf1b5e4276a186fc. jpg) Stay with your pet as it eats, remove the cat bowl when it is finished eating. Don't punish your cat for scratching and kneading. It is natural behavior and is not harmful. Punishing your cat by hitting an actual food bowl can lead to more problematic behavior.

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