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Feature October 2014 Issue

The Art of Purring

When the feel-good hormones called endorphins are released in your cat's body, the purring mechanism is activated and purring is the result.

The Art of Purring

The humming purr of a cat is often the signal of contentment, but there are other causes, too.

The phenomenon of purring has fascinated people for ages. Veterinarians and animal behaviorists agree on why cats purr, but the mechanics of purring and whether purring triggers self-healing continues to stir debate.

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