Paw Flexing of Cats

by Alice


I just recently adopted a cat from the shelter. She often flexes her paws while laying down, alternating from left and right paw. She usually does this when she is comfortable. Should I be concerned? Thanks

Hi, Alice,

What you are witnessing is a perfectly normal behavior. Some call it happy-pawing, some call it making biscuits, others label it making muffins, kneading, or kneading dough. Whatever else we call it, I call it a HAPPY CAT. She's very content and obviously happy to be with you.

Congratulations for adopting your new friend!

Dr. Neely

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Oct 14, 2015


That's obviously a good sign. Hope you'll love your new adopted friend the same as it seems she already loves you)

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