4 Reasons Why Does My Cat Lick Then Bite Me

A little nip is a cat’s normal way of saying she loves you, and a common sign of affection.  This is their natural instinct, and they learn this from a young age, since kittens nip each other affectionately.

 A Love Bite


Your cat might be giving you a good cleaning.  Cats do occasionally bite during the grooming process, which usually happens when they can’t quite get something off their fur or they need to scratch an itch.

Your Cat Is Grooming You


Maybe you were petting your cat, and this was pleasant, but then turned to be uncomfortable for her. Since cats can’t use words – they will show you their dissatisfaction with a little bite!

Your Cat Is Overstimulated


Your cat takes some kind of her play posture after the first lick and bite combo, and then goes after toys?  She is asking you to play with her!

Your Cat Wants To Play