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ancient cat sucking on ear

Arlye DruryArlye Drury DartmouthMember Posts: 826
edited 24 December, 2010 in Behavior & Training
Purrcy is almost 14 years old. Over the past year he has had multiple health issues. All of his life he has comforted himself by sucking or licking my ear. I accept this as his comfort measure and would never deny him this...does anyone else have a cat who comforts themselves this way? or if not - how does your cat comfort him/herself? Do you think it is harmful for him to indulge in this type of behavior?


  • Megan PeltMegan Pelt Member Posts: 1
    edited 24 December, 2010
    My kitty does this, he sucks my ear, also he drools alot too. He has done both for as long as I have had him. Do you know how long he may do it for?
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