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As youngsters, kittens find comfort when they suckle from their mother.She keeps them safe and warm, her presence a constant comfort to them.Her articles, short stories and reviews have appeared on City National Bank's website and on The Noseprint.

Another possible issue is a furry feline that sucks on his own tail, paws or other body parts, causing irritations or sores.

Your furry buddy may need some prescription medication to calm him and deter the behavior, according to Vet Info.

Feeding your kitty a high-fiber food, such as dry kibble, in food puzzle toys can also reduce this behavior, recommends the Rockford Animal Hospital.

Bring him to the vet if he begins showing signs of suckling as an adult because this could indicate that he's suffering from a medical condition.

Conditions such as hypothyroidism can cause behavioral changes, such as suckling behaviors, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.