Why Does My Cat Lick Me? While it's hard to determine if cats feel complex emotions like love, licking is a sign of affection. Mother cats will lick their kittens as a part of the grooming process as well.
My cat licks my hand whenever I try to pet her, and if I move it away from her, she starts to sort of hunt for it. Her eyes and head tries to get closer.
“Cotton, plastic, bedding, and rubber are common materials cats will lick,” says Dr . Megan Maxwell, a certified applied animal behaviorist and owner of Pet.