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Why Do Cats Lick Their Feet After They Eat?

Have you noticed that your cats lick their feet after they eat? There’s a reason why we do that!

 

Cats lick their feet after they eat to get crumbs of food off their faces.

Cats use their front paws to wash their faces.

Why do cats lick their feet after they eat, Thomasina? Mine always licks a front foot. Just wondering why he does that.
Curious

Hi, Curious!
Cats lick their feet after they eat because we like to wash our faces after we’ve had a meal or even just a snack. One of the great things about being a cat is that we come equipped with a built-in napkin and washcloth. That’s one of the things our front feet are for!

When your cat licks his front foot and leg, he’s getting them damp so he can rub them against his face and get all the crumbs off. You know how neat we are, and we’d hate walking around with little bits of tuna stuck in our whiskers. Ugh…