Skip to main content

How To Speak Fluent Cat

Okay, so maybe the title is a bit misleading. It’s quite hard to speak fluent cat, but it’s a piece of cake to understand fluent cat. They communicate just like any other animal, and it’s not too difficult to understand what they’re telling us.
Most people can recognise a scared cat (cowering, ears flat to the head) or an angry cat (puffed up, arched back, tail spread out like a bottle brush), but who can tell what a relieved cat looks like? They’ll visibly relax, have a stretch, and start cleaning themselves. After they’ve cleaned themselves, it’s the perfect time to stroke them: they’re calmer, and more likely to enjoy the relaxation, after whatever was bothering them has gone away.
Your cat’s tail is the best way to find out what they’re trying to say. If they’re whipping it from side to side, then they’re starting to get angry or upset about something: the exact opposite of a dog wagging its tail. Speaking of dogs, whilst a canine might come rushing up to greet you, slobbering everywhere, your cat will show that it’s happy to see you by approaching you with is tail held vertically upwards, completely straight. If the cat doesn’t know you, but would like to, then it might approach you with its tail vertical, but with the tip pointed towards you.
In terms of vocal noises, cats have a wide variety of sounds. Whilst hissing and spitting shows anger or fear, and purring shows comfort, there are other noises that you should be aware of. Cats only meow at us because they think that we’re overgrown kittens, who can’t speak their language properly. Generally, short mews mean that the cat is saying hello, or wants something - whether that’s food, affection or to be let outside. Occasionally, their meows become lower and harsher when they’re upset, or want us to stop doing something. It’s usually easy enough to work out what a cat wants. In terms of other noises, some cats (usually indoor cats) occasionally make a chirruping, clicking noise. This means that they’ve seen something that they’d like to hunt, or, occasionally, that they know it’s time for food.
It’s also fairly easy to tell when something is physically wrong with your feline friend. A cat scratching itself excessively, biting itself or shaking its head suggests that it has fleas, and you need to get a flea medication for cats to treat the problem. Cats spraying or soiling in the house could mean a few different things. Firstly, it can mean that your cat’s getting old. However, it could also mean that your cat’s scared, anxious, or there’s something they dislike about their litter tray. Spraying also occurs due to anxiety, so if your cat’s spraying, try and work out what it is that’s bothering it, and change it. However some things (a new baby, a change in routine, building work) will require the cat to adapt.

So, understanding fluent cat is easy enough. Don’t forget, they want to communicate with us, so the least we can do is try and listen.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Before the Wrath Movie

 Hi All!! Have you heard about Before the Wrath?  This highly rated film is narrated by Kevin Sorbo. ● Highlights the importance and impact of Biblical prophecy ● Narrated by Kevin Sorbo and featuring: ○ Jack Hibbs - Theologist and host of “Real Life” on SiriusXM ○ Amir Tsarfati - Founder and President of Behold Israel ○ Jan Markell - Founder of Olive Tree Ministries ○ JD Farag - Theologist and Eschatologist ○ Scott McConnell - Exec. Director of Lifeway Research ○ Jay McCarl - Ancient Middle Eastern Anthropologist ○ Lizette Dillinger - Qualitative Director of LifeWay Research ● YouVersion 5 day reading plan available - https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/20059-before-the-wrath Before the Wrath 1. Talking points: ● #1 Christian movie in Am I did find much of the movie interesting and informing.  I am not sure I totally agree with all their points, but it did challenge me to go look and research for myself. Where can you purchase Before the Wrath: Landing page: ​https://www.

Prilosec OTC $25 Rebate plus a $100 AMEX Giveaway

Hey Neighbors! Do you suffer from heartburn? I do sometimes. I personally can not eat really spicy foods. Problem? I LOVE MEXICAN! So does my whole family. My husband enjoys really spicy foods and sometimes suffers from it. Solution? Have you heard about Prilosec OTC? If not perhaps you would like to try it. Prilosec OTC has a special offer going on right now through February 15th. Buy 2 Prilosec OTC and get $25 back. Now, I personally have not tried Prilosec OTC yet. But according to the site: "How and Why Prilosec OTC® Works Prilosec OTC Blocks Heartburn When you eat, millions of tiny pumps in your stomach lining create acid to break down food. Normally your lower esophageal sphincter (LES) works as a door, opening and closing to let food pass from your esophagus HEARTBURN GLOSSARY Esophagus: Tube connecting the mouth to the stomach; a passageway for food; part of the digestive

Are Big Dogs A Bigger Responsibility?

Image Source Dogs come in all shapes and sizes. When opting to own a bigger breed, there are clearly going to be some differences in owning a Chihuahua. However, how big are these differences? Is the responsibility far greater with a humungous hound? Or are there some bonuses to having a big bow-wow-ing beast? Diet Big dogs do require a different diet then small dogs, not just in terms of portion size but nutrients too. They often need a greater amount of protein, especially as a pup when they are growing. This higher protein food costs more, and given that you’ll be serving up higher portions, you’ll go through a lot more dog food with a big breed than you would with a small breed. There are also other factors to consider. Big dogs are often more likely to contract allergies to certain foods. This can sometimes mean buying hypoallergenic dog food , which is unsurprisingly more expensive. It’s also recommended using a raised dog bowl once a big dog reaches adulthood.