Why Do Cats Purr?

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“Hidden between those vibrations that most appealing of domestic sounds remains wrapped in mystery and even a little magic,” reports wired.com. Cats purr all the time, but people don’t know why they purr.
Some cats purr when they are feeling pleased and good, while other cats purr when they are hungry, injured, or even frightened. Cats make this purring noise daily and it’s very common for them to do it. Some reporters say that cats also purr to communicate other emotions and needs, explained website WebMD.

Cats purr from their larynx and diaphragm muscles in their throat. When cats purr this will sometimes stimulate bone regeneration, explained wired.com. Researchers suggests that purring actually helps cats get better faster. For example, it heals bones and wounds, builds muscle and repairs tendons, eases breathing and lessens pain and swelling.

Veterinarian Kelly Morgan thinks that purring is their way of smiling. “People smile when they’re nervous, when they want something, and when they’re happy, so perhaps the purr can also be an appeasing gestures,” Morgan told WebMD.