Purring, an enigma of domestic cats, may be self-healing


BJ Bangs is an established journalist, photographer, and an aspiring author. She loves everything about cats, including writing about them.

5 Responses

  1. askfisher says:

    Wonderful article – again. I had to share this one!

  2. Our very first cat, Skooter, purred when he was young and then stopped for several years and then started up again suddenly. Have you ever heard or read about that happening. We couldn’t pinpoint a reason for his either stopping or starting up again. Thanks for another well-presented, thought-provoking and informative post. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

    • marellynx says:

      Interesting article, & interesting about your cat stopping purring. I named my white kitten Purrly, because he purred so loud – and then he grew up and stopped! Actually, I can sometimes tell that he is purring, but it is hardly audible (and, no – I haven’t gone deaf in the meantime.) He is going on 9 years old now and still no “big purring” like before. Does anyone know why this would be? He is a very content, laid back guy, & loves cuddling – but mostly silently.

      • BJ says:

        It’s kind of funny how cats purr. My little Lenny has the highest pitch purr I’ve ever heard. My Siamese almost sounds like he’s snoring, he so loud.

  3. Axcella Zed says:

    My cats have helped me with my arthritis by laying on my side and purring. I have noticed my cats will purr when they have gone through heat. They also purr after they have had a meal they liked. My cats purr

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