A Look at Cat Behavior (and Some Things Cats Wish Owners Would Stop Doing)

Cats can be pretty easy to read – that is, if you speak their language. Using highly defined, super specific body language, cats convey a great variety of feelings. But they can also be incredibly subtle, and sometimes we don’t realize that what we’re doing is irritating them. What follows may include a swipe, hiss, or a simple departure from our company. 

So, what are the things we do as owners that cats find annoying? A closer look at cat behavior might just address this type of question.

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All About Cat Kneading

If you’ve ever had a cat snuggle up in your lap, you have likely noticed her engaging in an endearing, but perhaps also painful, rhythmic kneading into your thighs. Although those extended claws can hurt, she’s not actually scratching you, and may even purr contentedly as she pushes in and out with her paws. What gives?

Cat kneading is a normal, natural, and common cat behavior. Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates explains why cats knead. 

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A Cat’s Tale: What Your Cat’s Tail is Telling You

Cats communicate with a complex variety of body language, vocalization, and even scent signals that humans can’t smell. Even with all this communication, cats are an enigma with their seemingly aloof behavior.

But learning some basics about a cat’s mood based on her tail position is relatively easy. And it can really enhance your relationship with your cat once you understand where she’s coming from. We’re looking at what tales your cat’s tail is telling you.

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