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Pet Behavior Explained by Science

Why Do Cats Stretch So Much?

While stretching here and there is relieving for us humans, for cats, it’s an entire religion. These furry felines spend up to 16 hours a day sleeping, so they need to stretch as much as possible during their rare waking hours.


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Stretching activates their muscles and increases blood pressure, which then allows a healthy blood flow to their muscles and brain. It also flushes out toxins and waste by-products that build up in their bodies during periods of inactivity, helping them feel awake and more alert.