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Decoding your cats behaviour

How do you know what your cat is trying to tell you? Do you always understand what your furry friend is trying to tell you? Here is a quick guide on what to look out for depending on their mood.


  • Meow: your cat may be greeting you or telling you they want more food.

  • Purring: this is a sign of contempt; your cat is happy whilst they are eating or even whilst you are patting them.

  • Growling or hissing: your cat is annoyed or angry. Leave them alone to calm.

Body language:

  • Ears: if they are forward they are alert and interested in their food or toys. If they are backwards, they are frightened and want to be left alone.

  • Eyes: Are your cat’s pupils constricted? This means they are aggressive. If they are dilated they may be playful or nervous.

  • Tail: if your furry friends tail is erect and flat, they are happy and alert. If it is held very low or between their legs they are frightened.

  • Back: If they are lying on their back they are very relaxed. If their back is arched they are welcoming you to touch and pet them.

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