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Why Do Cats Arch Their Back?

Cat Arching BackCity Kitty answers: It's a well-known Halloween symbol - a scary, black cat with his back arched way up high and his hair standing up even higher. But it's not scary to you, because your cat at home does the same thing.

Here's what will make me instinctively arch my back as high as it will go.

Have you humans ever tried to arch your own backs - maybe when you have a back ache? It doesn't stick out very far, does it. That's because you only have about 34 vertebrae in your back. But cats are able to get a very high arch, because our spines contain nearly 60 vertebrae which fit together loosely, giving us incredible flexibility.