Cat obsessively smacking, licking and nipping when touch lower back/hip/hind area
My cat is about 4 years old and recently she has started doing something strange. Whenever you touch or scratch her on her back near her tail she starts to smack her mouth then lick and nip obsessively at the air or on whatever there is nearby. When you stop touching here there she stops. She doesn't seem to be in pain or anything but I am wondering if there is something going on with one of her nerves. She doesn't seem to do this any other time, only when touched there. We moved to a new home in August but this didn't start up until the past few weeks. Please help me.
Answer by Kate
I am afraid I have never come across this before. However I would agree with you that it may well have something to do with nerves in her tail.
Whether or not it is causing her any discomfort I could not say, her reactions do not suggest that she is in pain.
If this continues and you are concerned then the only thing would be to consult a vet who may have come across this before.
perhaps another visitor to this site will have seen this before and be able to advise.
best wishes Kate
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