Why does my cat lick my nose?

Cats lick their owners for a variety of reasons, commonly to show emotion. Cats are very playful and active animals. They enjoy bonding with others, especially their owners.

Reasons for licking

* To bond * For taste * To mark territory * To show/relieve stress

You have no reason to be worried if your cat is licking your nose. This is normal behavior that is common among all cats, whether indoor or outdoor. If you notice symptoms that your cat may be excessively licking either themselves or their owner this could be a sign of illness or discomfort.

Some people may not enjoy the act of their cat licking them. You can use distractions such as throwing a cat toy or giving treats to shift their attention away from the behavior.

If you believe your cat is portraying abnormal or negative symptoms, it is important to take them to the veterinarian right away to prevent and treat any illness and health concerns that may arise.