Why does my cat knead and then bite me?
Almost every night my cat will get on my stomach while I’m lying in bed. He’ll use all four paws to step on me kind of like he’s kneading. If I try to pet him or move, he meows and bites me.
I’m wondering if he’s frustrated or something? He seems to not like it when I move or try to pet him. He meows like he’s annoyed and the bite feels like he’s telling me to stop.
It’s usually not a hard bite, but if I continue to push him off of me he’ll jump back on top of me and bite my arm, like he’s mad that I did that.
He’s 17 lbs. so it hurts when he uses all four paws to walk on my stomach. Most of the time I just suck it up and let him do it because I’m wondering if it relaxes him?
Is he trying to tell me something? Like he’s hungry, or wants to play? I’ve noticed a change in his behavior lately and I’m starting to get a bit concerned.
I just moved to Washington from Ohio and I drove with him in a cage in the car. He doesn’t like the cage nor the car, but I tried my very best to relax him along the way and take many rest stops for him to stretch and use the bathroom.
He is also alone in the apartment now, whereas in Ohio I had two cats, and now I only have him.
I’m wondering if it’s too hard for him to be alone when I’m at work? He’s a very friendly cat who loves to be around people and loves attention, so I try to take him out on walks as well, which is relatively new as well.
In Ohio I walked him on a leash as well, but he seems like he wants to go outside a lot these days, so I try to walk him as much as possible.
I’ve been in Washington since April. Does my cat still feel anxious about everything? Is that why he kneads my stomach at night? I’m worried I’ve put him through too much. :(