Can cats play tug?

JustineBlake

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Oh man, does she growl when she plays? My kitties love to play tug and fetch. When I bring home a new cat toy (it has to be a very specific type of toy for each of the two cats, mind you), they steal it from me with a growl and a hiss, and guard it for about ten minutes, growling constantly. Then they bring it to me so we can play tug, and they continue to growl and hiss the whole time. I think it's kind of adorable.
 

CatMom1994

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If Daisy ever growls, the noise is outside of my hearing range. She never turns her ears back while playing, so I highly doubt it.
 

cluckmecoop7

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Thanks guys! It does seem a little strange but I guess they can do it.
 

CatMom1994

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The tug toy seems nice. I hope it would probably save my furniture from being chewed.
How would playing tug keep a cat's claws off your furniture? The solutions to that are a scratching post or pad, depending on what your cat prefers, and a cat tree.
 

IRWiesel

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Yetidog37 Just like with a dog I would not pull to hard. One of my cats lost a tooth when I was holding her toy and she was pulling on it. It was one of her tinny teeth in the front so she is fine! But I have seen plenty of dog teeth come out from the game (the dog was very old and had teeth issues being treated by the vet).
 

CatMom1994

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Those teeth are called incisors. Iti's a good thing cats and dogs are not rodents!
 


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