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Question by  maggi (15)

Why is my cat's back super sensitive?


Answer by  Lynne49 (180)

Cats are very sensitive in the back spine area, for no reason other than they don't like to be touched there. Check for obvious signs of open sores from fights. Of course, if there is any noticeable "dragging" of the limbs or limping, see your veterinarian as soon as possible.


Answer by  katharine (3981)

Your cat could have strained its back, or it could have a pinched nerve. It should be taken to the vet to be checked out.


Answer by  Natasha (83)

In general, all cats have sensitive nerve endings on their back (and belly) to aid in spacial awareness: the extra signals give them a better idea of what's going on around them. Like ticklish people, some cats may be more sensitive than others.


Answer by  sasser1102 (198)

I have found that cats are like people. They are all very different. This means that they have different sensitive areas. One of my cats hates for me to touch anything but her feet and head. Why? I don't know. My solution is I don't touch her back unless I have to. She has been to the vet.

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