Research revealed that we humans are not the only animals prone to throw laughter if someone tickles us in the right spots. As a matter of fact, playful tickling behaviors have been observed between primates such as gorillas and chimpanzees.
But, the real question is:
Are cats and dogs ticklish?
Two Kinds of Ticklishness
Are pets ticklish?
Well, it depends on how you define a tickle. If it is defined as uncontrollable laughter in response to touch, then dogs and cats are not ticklish. But, if it is an involuntary or reflexive movement in response to touch, then yes, cats and dogs are definitely ticklish.
Has your Fido ever started involuntarily shaking either back leg when being scratched or pet? Do your feline purrs, kneading your skin with their front paws and gently moving their tail back and forth? These simple reactions are what most pet parents perceive as ticklish.
The Best Places To “Tickle” Your Pet