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The day after my cat got neutered, we went to the vet to pick him up and the vet said he purred the whole time! Is your cat like that? Is that even normal?
 

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I've heard that cats don't necessarily purr only when they are happy. Barnaby purrs sometimes when he's eyeing up a spider on the wall.

I have also heard that a cat will purr when it is injured. The mystery behind the purr has yet to be figured out.
 

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Yup, purring doesn't always mean happiness.

I read something interesting quiet a while back, about how some people think the purring might actually be a form of healing for the cats, really a multi function thing.

Some cats will purr when content, or scared, and there have even been some cats found on the road whom were badly hit by cars, and they were still purring away.
 

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JungleKitty said:
I agree...purring is said to have many meanings. I've read that cats purr if they are in pain to help sooth them.
I've heard that too... Sometimes the purr during surgury to calm themselves. Sorta like how they purr when they're relaxed, they purr when scared to try to put themselves in a more relaxed state of mind. Probably like how some people laugh in times of great stress.
 
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