Sleep, eat and wash. That’s what your typical cat day looks like. That he sleeps a lot, that you can understand, it’s in his nature. He nibbles a little all day, it’s normal, it’s his huntsman’s instinct that takes over. However, you can not explain why he spends so much time washing. In reality, you’re going to see, it’s not just for “being clean” … If you notice that your cat is no longer clean, consult a veterinarian immediately. This may be a sign of a disease or behavioral disorder that is urgently needed to be detected and treated.
Maintain your hair
A cat spends an average of one third of his day cleaning. Generally, he always starts by washing his head, which is still a quarter of the wash time. Then he manages to reach the rest of the body, except the neck, thanks to its extraordinary flexibility. When a cat licks the coat with his little raspy tongue, it is above all to disentangle, remove dead hair and parasites that may be there. In short, maintain the hair every day. But at the same time, he recovers the vitamin D present on his skin and allows a better synthesis. Thus, he creates by licking a protection against the sun and allows to waterproof his fur. Only small problem, this activity requires him to swallow a large amount of hair, which eventually form balls in his stomach. The cat is then forced to regurgitate often balls of hair that clutter. So you can help him swallow less hair by brushing regularly.
Remove unwanted odors
The act of washing is also synonymous with well-being for a cat since it allows him to secrete endorphin. But it can also allow him to remove odors deposited on his coat by the caresses of humans or by contact with another animal. Thus, the cat licks to redeploy its own smell on his body. Moreover, when it is hot, in summer for example, a cat can very well lick just to cool off. So, you see, cats are ultimately not so much a maniacs of cleanliness!