You’re happily petting your cat, running your fingers on their head and back and then suddenly, a scratch. This scenario is all too familiar for cat owners and has been the subject of many articles and youtube videos.
A sudden attack from cats in the form of a scratch or a bite has become almost like a natural part of cat ownership. New owners, most especially, get scratched as they don’t quite know yet how to properly pet their cat.
While there’s no proven way to perfectly pet a cat, numerous studies and observations have shown the best places and ways to do it.