How to understand your cat’s body language

How to understand your cat’s body language

Understanding your cat's body language is one of the key ingredients in ensuring that you build a good relationship with your furry friend. 

Woman playing with cat
Woman playing with cat/ iStock

The United States celebrates Cat Day each year on 29 October. The day is aimed at raising awareness about cats and encouraging people to adopt abandoned ones.

There are approximately four-million cats entering shelters every year with up to two-million being euthanised, states the website. 

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“We encourage you to spoil your fur baby a little more on National Cat Day than any other day (you don't want them to get too demanding do you?) by buying them a new toy drenched in cat nip, giving them something simply scrumptious to eat, offering LOTS more cuddling and making a donation to your local shelter in their honor. The best way you can celebrate though is to save a life! So if you can....ADOPT....don't shop,” states the website. 

To date, millions of cats have reportedly been adopted, thanks to the initiative.

In order to have a good relationship with your cat after bringing it home, it is important to understand how cats communicate. This will lead to a more beautiful relationship and will ensure that you and your cat are not frustrated due to a lack of understanding. 

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So, if you are one of those cat owners who gets puzzled when you see your cat raising its tail and curling it at the end or occasional twitches, don't fret. 

Bright Side has put together a video explaining cat behaviour and how to better understand your cat so that you become friends.

Image courtesy of iStock/ @Maryviolet

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