What do cats and earwax have in common? Why do cats like earwax? There are a few theories out there, but the most popular one is that the scent of earwax reminds them of their mothers. Cats spend a lot of time rubbing against things to mark their territory with pheromones, which can be smelled by other animals. The natural oils on your ears produce an odor that mimics this fragrance, so it makes sense why they would find it appealing. But what if you don’t want your cat marking your home as its own? Don’t worry! There are plenty of ways to keep kitty from smelling up your house without any harm done to either party involved.
Keep kitty away from your ears. Block off any areas where you’re sitting or laying (especially furniture) with a blanket so the cat can’t do their business on it and then mark it as theirs! Cats are very intelligent, they will get the message that those spots aren’t for them if there is nothing to rub against.
Use an earwax removal kit containing acid that smells like citronella oil. This type of chemical mimics the scent of cats’ natural enemies such as coyotes, foxes, dogs, wolves and lions. The strong odor should scare all but the bravest cats away!
Change out your bed sheets regularly–cats love smelling new things just like humans do! Make sure
As a cat owner, I know that earwax is an important part of their health. But why do cats like it so much? It turns out there are several reasons for this delicious feline treat!
Some people will offer up the simple answer: they just do because they can and we don’t have any real control over what our pets choose to eat or lick. That’s probably mostly true but not entirely accurate, since earwax isn’t all that nutritious on its own (it contains protein from dead skin cells).
So why would cats even be interested in licking this substance at all? And now you’re going to ask me why…I’m glad you did! Let’s explore some possible explanations.
It contains protein from dead skin cells. Cats are natural hunters, and they need to maintain their hunting instincts with daily feeding of prey or by playing with toys. Earwax has the smell of a potential meal which may remind them of those days when they hunted for themselves
When cats groom each other it can mean that one is asserting dominance over another, but earwax licked on its fur might actually be an invitation to play! Other indications include purring and head rubbing
The taste could also have something to do with why our furry friends love this stuff so much – there’s some evidence that animals will consume things as varied as dirt, bugs, trash…anything really if it tastes good enough!
Cats may also have a natural instinct to lick earwax as they groom because it contains proteins from dead skin cells. The smell and taste of this substance could remind them of the days when they hunted for themselves or played with other felines
When cats groom each other, catnip, or their human caretakers there can be many reasons why – one is asserting dominance over another. But licking the wax off the hair might simply be an invitation to play! Sometimes purring and head rubbing are indications too
Maybe cats like earwax so much because of its texture in addition to its flavor: some evidence shows that animals will consume any kind of food if it works well enough on the tongue (including the tongue itself!)
Some cat owners will also rub earwax on their cats’ paws as a way to mark territory. This is why some people refer to it as “kitty litter.”
In addition, if the wax comes from ears with long hair that has been over groomed or has built up due to stress and anxiety, this can cause pain for the animal. Mats of fur keep the skin moist in an unhealthy environment so this type of earwax may be uncomfortable when licked off by kitty; instead we should consider trimming away any excess hair around our pet’s ears!
In conclusion: there are multiple reasons why cats might love licking your earwax but one thing is true