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My friend has a cat a little less then a year old. My friend says sometimes when the cat is on her lap or in her arms it sucks on her shirt or sweater, whatever she happens to be wearing at the time. Why does he do that?
 

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One reason why your friend’s cat might be sucking on clothing could be because he was weaned to soon. Also another reason I have read is that the cat might not have enough fiber in his diet. Hope this has answered your question.
 

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One of my cats used to drool a lot (may be mistaken for sucking). Apparently that also is a sign of being taken away from their mother too soon. Drooling when being comforted or sleeping shows that they are preparing to suckle.

But I suppose all cats are still partially kittens. The kneeding they do is what kittens do to their mother's teets to stimulate milking.
 

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I agree with the other post. This cat was weaned too soon. Many will do this all thier life. Often certain materials cause more of a sucking reaction then others, eg. wool often cause the sucking reaction. Won't hurt the cat any other then her owner getting cat slobber on her clothes.
 
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