Why Do Cats Lick Your Hand?

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Cats lick the hands of their owners as a way of showing their affection. It could also be a way of alerting the owners that they need petting, food or just attention. They scent glands around the mouth that they use to mark the person as their territory.
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Cats lick your hand for a few reason. The first reason is there may be a particle or smell that they are attracted to. The second reason is because they are showing you affection.
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Cats tend to lick as a form of grooming and if they want to groom you, it means they like you. Also, you probably have all kinds of interesting tastes and smells on your hand!
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to show that they love you. OR because your hand is sweaty and salty. Or you may have some type of food residue on ur hands.
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A cat may lick non-food items due to a medical condition. An older cat that licks you or other objects in the home may suffer from hyperthyroidism, a condition that can cause such
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Sometimes cats will lick your hand because it's salty, but more commonly they
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