Is it nerves?

by Jenny
(Kihei, HI USA)

My female, older, fixed kitty (about age 9) is very loving; she is our little girl and knows it ;)

She loves to be held, petted, snuggled--you name it. But I find it interesting to see her seem nervously licking, bitng her front legs whenever we pet or rub the very back part of her back just before her tail. I test her whole back to see if she is hurting, but nothing--she only reacts this way when we touch her just before her tail. can you tell me why?
Thank you
Kiara Lee's mommy

Answer by Kate
Hi
well this does sound a little odd. I don't think it is a nervous thing if it only happens when you touch this part of her back.

It is either a learned behavior i.e a habit of something does cause her to itch when you do this in which case there could be some nerve damage.

However I would not like to say whether or not this is the case or if there is anything to worry about. If it does not seem to worry her and if she is fine in herself perhaps leave it until your next regular visit to the vets.

best wishes Kate

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