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Hi all, new here...

I've popped in to ask a question you'll probably think is daft - I certainly do...

Is it possible that my cat knows when I'm on my period? He's nearly a year old and fairly loving but independant much of the time. When I'm menstruating, though, we turns into a total cuddlebunny and doesn't want to leave my side. It's clear he knows something is different, but how? Am I warmer? Do I smell different? Does he just pick up on my somewhat elevated stress levels? I don't think it's a hormonal thing (he's neutered). Whatever it is, the extra cuddles are very welcome!

Obviously this isn't really an important question, I'm just curious to know whether anyone else has had a similar experience...
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From:quality_rachni
Date:February 19th, 2011 10:58 pm (UTC)
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I definitely think he's picking up on your stress levels and the discomfort you're feeling. My dog does something similiar too; she's a very cuddly animal by nature but becomes more so when one of us is on our period. I think it's their way of trying to comfort us.
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From:herongrrrl
Date:February 20th, 2011 12:28 am (UTC)
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I'm sure he's picking up on something. Each time I've been pregnant, my cats have known and have been all over me, so they can definitely sense some kind of change.
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From:slave_stasha
Date:March 2nd, 2011 10:38 pm (UTC)
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I think it must be a scent thing too
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From:clothmother
Date:February 20th, 2011 12:47 am (UTC)
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How interesting! I've never noticed this with my cats, but I wouldn't be surprised if they can pick up on cyclical scent changes.
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From:breelligerent
Date:February 20th, 2011 10:02 pm (UTC)

Not a cat, but...

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My fiance's Beagle can totally tell when I'm on my period, but I think that's just his keen sense of smell. He seems to think that jumping on my lower abdomen is welcomed and his attempts to mount my legs are justified. He also tries to lick my nipples through my shirt when I'm not wearing a bra.

So much for neutering him to stop his breeding behaviors!
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