Despite the fact that cats are unable to express their emotions with words, they have many physical telltale signs which give us purr-fect insight into their mood and how they’re feeling. Just like humans, kitties express themselves with their body language. Below we’ve written a guide to help you read your cat’s emotions and gain an even better understanding of your fur baby.
Your fur baby’s tail is perhaps the most obvious indication of your cat’s mood. Different shapes or positions generally mean different things when it comes to your kitty’s tail, so we’ve decoded some of them below:
If you notice your cat strolling around with his or her tail held high, it’s usually a sign that they’re feeling content and confident. Just like humans, cats will usually walk with their heads held that bit higher when they’re in a more positive mood. A tail in the air shows that your kitty is probably willing to be playful and friendly with you. Also, if you watch the tip of your fur baby’s tail and see a little bit of a twitch, this means that they’re feeling particularly happy.
Another kind of nonverbal feline communication is ear positions and movements. When we pay attention to our kitty’s ears we can actually gain a lot of insight into their mood and emotions:
This usually means that your cat is feeling curious, interested or intrigued. If it’s a sound or voice that has piqued your fur baby’s curiosity, they will point their ears towards the noise to help them gather as much information as possible. During cat naps, you will likely still notice your kitty’s ears pricking in the direction of various sounds.
Have you ever heard the saying that our eyes are the windows to our souls? Well just like humans, our kitties’ eyes express heaps of emotions:
If you are the proud owner of a cat then you’ve almost definitely seen your kitty doing the slow blink. Your fur baby is trying to express their affection and show that they trust you. The slow blink is a sign of relaxation and contentment. Basically, this is all those happy and mushy feelings at once and the feline version of a big slobbery kiss. A great way to show your cat that you feel the same way is to blink slowly back at them, as this lets them know that the feelings are mutual.
At Northshore Pet Resort, we are dedicated to ensuring that your pets are happy and healthy! Our staff are trained to identify and understand your fur baby’s emotions, meaning that they are looked after not just physically, but emotionally as well. If you need accommodation for your pet with a good dose of caring and nurturing, call us today on 0732033332 or contact us here.