Don’t touch your cat’s belleh. WRONG!!

This is a misconception that people persist in thinking. You, as a good cat parent, need to be able to touch and feel all of your kitties body parts. Their chests, bellies, toes, etc, your fur baby may be reluctant at first but this is important to discover lumps and abnormalities As well as bringing you closer to your cat.

The easiest way to get your cat ok with petting her/his belly is to stroke their chin and then their chest. Soon and sometimes even on the same day you can reach down to their bellies. One of the main things to remember is if you touch their bellies and they grab you with their claws or their teeth – DO NOT PULL AWAY. If you pull away, even slightly they will think you want to play and they will dig their claws in. If you freeze and say “No Play” or “No Claws” then they will usually stop. (Or will learn to stop). The less you pull away, the less they will try to play.

These principles also apply to touching your cats toes or claws in case they need clipping and/or attention.

Remember that in order to have a good relationship with your kitty then you need to be totally in tune with her or him and know everything that might be wrong. Being able to touch them everywhere will help in keeping them healthy..

p.s. Patzy loves her belly rubs and shows me her belly all the time. Of course, chest rubs come along with belly rubs too and she loves those. I don’t focus on her belly too much or I might over-stimulate her leading to my reminder of “No Claws Allowed”.

This also makes vet visits less stressful for them as they are accustomed to people touching and feeling all over.


Author: Patzy and Miss Juliea

This is my life with my new sweetie pie of a tuxedo/tortie kittie named Patzy. (Short for Patches but with a Z to honor the cat who came before her, Izzy who was named after Izzy Stradlin from Guns N Roses. I named all my animals after 80’s rockstars back then.)

4 thoughts on “Don’t touch your cat’s belleh. WRONG!!”

  1. hello patzy and miss juliea its dennis the vizsla dog hay this is gud advice abowt kitty belleez!!! my sister pooh bear did not let ennybuddy tutch her belly and my sister trouble wood only let my dada tutch her belly but the hipsters hoo wer heer as mutch smaller kitties then pooh bear or trouble hav lernt to let both mama and dada giv them belly rubs!!! in fakt they eeven like belly kisses!!! altho persunaly i am not so shoor abowt putting my fayse within reetch of all fore kitty claws at wunse but so far evrything has ben all rite!!! ok bye

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    1. That’s what I’m talking about! It is just wrong, wrong, wrong to believe that you shouldn’t be able to touch all parts of your cat, dog or any of your adopted pet kids. Humans need to know when their pet children
      are sick or have lumps or other abnormalities so they can take them to their vet!
      Thank you for your support on this issue. When mommy met me at the animal shelter they would not even let her hold me!! Of all the nerve! And when mommy reached to touch my bellie, they said no! Cats don’t like that. I want to know what they teach these volunteers to be so ignorant? How can they find homes for these animals when they have no idea how to interact with them and their future parents?


    2. Good deal. Those two hipster kitties will live much longer by letting your mama and dada kiss them there. It makes them into a much more relaxed kitty plus the people’s can find ailments much easier and vet visits are less stressful for them since they are used to being touched down there. Also their toes need to be handled regularly. I have had two cats who had impacted claws that I may not have noticed if I couldn’t touch their toes when their claws just needed trimming.
      Luvz, Patzy


    3. The first thing I do when Mommy gets home from work is greet her at the door then lead her to our bedroom, jump on the bed and flop over like a bunny rabbit so she can rub my chest and belly. And my purr motor runs loudly the whole time!


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