Cat's behavior, or how to understand your cat
You love your cat very much, and sometimes, you feel frustrated when it comes to understanding them. Having a conversation with your cat is not possible, but there are many ways to know how he feels!Read our tips to become an expert in reading your cat’s behavior. It will increase your cat’s feeling of security, so that you can be even happier together.
Cats love to feel in control of their environment
When they feel this control they will carefully mark their home. This happens each time your cat rubs its face on furniture, door jams, and even you. When they do this they leave “happy messages” (called feline facial pheromones).
When you notice this cat behavior, you can be sure that your cat is feeling calm and secure.
Things that may disturb your cat
Many things can disturb your cat’s need of stability, and impact your cat behavior.
For instance, every time you move furniture, bring in new furniture, do a major housecleaning, renovate your house, do some DYI work at home…This can remove the “happy messages” left by your cat, and then they don’t feel secure at home anymore.
When this happens, your cat becomes insecure and you can see your cat's behavior change: in your cat’s language, it’s a sign of discomfort.
Other things that may affect your cat's happiness are basic resources like access to food, water and litter boxes. The amount of attention you give your cat, competition in the household with other cats, and visitors to the household are other factors that should be considered.
Your cat loves stability. If your cat has been away from home (after boarding or going to the vet), they might feel a bit lost when coming back home. Their “happy messages” may have disappeared during his absence. He will simply not recognize their own home.
Perhaps the biggest change that your cat can go though is moving. After a move, you feel a bit lost yourself. Same goes for your cat. Entering a home with none of his “happy messages” on the walls can create anxiety for your cat. This can affect your cats behavior and your cat can hide more, or even start spraying or scratching.
In these times of change, using FELIWAY CLASSIC Diffuser or FELIWAY CLASSIC Spray is a great help, as it sends “happy messages” and brings a feeling of happiness and security.
Using FELIWAY CLASSIC in the areas your cat frequents will help them to adjust more easily to any changes going on.
Signs of an unhappy cat
Unlike dogs, who give obvious signs to their owner when they need something, cats are far more discrete and complex in showing what they need.
Knowing the common signs when your cat is feeling upset is essential. It will help you increase your cat’s well-being and make your cat feel safe and happy.
Using FELIWAY CLASSIC will help to keep your cat feeling secure and at ease at all times, making for a very happy, playful, and affectionate cat!
Further advice on keeping your cat happy
How happy is your cat? Take the quiz!
Signs of a happy cat
A tail straight up in the air, with a relaxed flick of the top of the tail
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