Cats lick each other to strengthen social bonds and show affection within their group
Mutual grooming is a sign of trust and care among cats, maintaining clean coats
Licking conveys communication and helps establish hierarchy and dominance.
Licking can be a stress-relief mechanism for cats, soothing and calming them
Cats may lick wounds to aid in the healing process, keeping them clean
Mother cats lick kittens for hygiene and to stimulate urination and defecation
Licking helps distribute scent, marking territory, and identifying family members