Even an aloof cat may occasionally lick a human's arm, leg, or face. 

Why do cats lick? Is it affectionate or simply hungry?

Anyone who's watched a cat knows they constantly lick themselves.

Domestic cats (Felis catus) spend up to a quarter of their waking hours grooming

Cats lick themselves to keep their coats clean and healthy

Cats comb their fur with backward-facing spines on their mouths.

These spines, called papillae, are formed of keratin, like hair and claws

Self-grooming is vital for cats' fur health.

Hooklike spines act like Velcro: According to research presented at the 2016 annual conference of the American Physical Society's Division


Meshulam said the egg, avocado, fruit, and toast deliver good fats, antioxidants, fiber, and energy. Vitamin D and iron are essential for bone and muscle growth.