- alLv 43 weeks agoFavorite Answer
Purring (and many other low-frequency vocalizations in mammals) often are associated with positive social situations: nursing, grooming, relaxing, being friendly. More likely, though, purring is simply soothing, or self-soothing, as cats may also purr in stressful situations.
Dogs don't purr!!!
- OcimomLv 73 weeks ago
They purr for 2 reasons - contentment (being happy) or they are in pain from an injury or sickness.
Dogs are unable to purr. Only cats purr.
- PAMELALv 73 weeks ago
They purr from pleasure, but also just to confuse us some cats purr when they are stressed or in pain.
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
They do it when they are happy and contented. Dogs do not purr and cats do not bark. Different kinds of animals make different sounds.
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- out2lunch4now2Lv 73 weeks ago
Some theories include: happiness/contentment; anxiety, a way to calm down; to calm restless kittens, in the case of a mother. Cats have been heard purring in the last few minutes before dying.
Some dogs, raised by a cat "mother", pick up the habit of growling quietly as an imitation of purring. Since purring and meowing use different vocal chords and dogs only have one set of chords, it doesn't quite sound the same.