How do cats communicate

Wednesday, November 28, 2018


How do cats communicate? We can communicate with our cats? Of course, the first thing is to have to analyze the "meow", the purrs and the body language to know what you are trying to tell us in each moment since that is the way they have to communicate with each other and with us.

Having a cat as a pet is very rewarding, and much more if you also know how to communicate with him. That's why from PetsdealsBoet we want to teach you these tips on how to communicate with your cat.

Pay attention to the Meows

Over time you will begin to understand what certain types of meows mean. This will help your cat feel safe and understood when you respond by offering what he wants, be it hugs or his dinner.

With a short meow he is greeting you, if there are several of them, he is greeting you very happy. When it meows with a long meow it is that it is asking for something, and much more it is made notice if it mews of the long form and, in addition, it tries to guide you towards where he wants. If it is an intense meow as if screaming, it is because something is wrong, check that nothing hurts.

Do not forget the purrs 

Sharon Crowell-Davis, professor of animal behavior at the University of Georgia, has devoted herself to studying and understanding 'cat language'. Some research shows that cats can give at least 25 signals with more than 16 combinations. One of them is the purr.
The purrs are also faithful indicators of communication with your cat. When she has a soft purr, she is at ease by your side and is demanding your attention in order to offer her affection. If the purr is long, it is demanding something, like, for example, caresses. If the purr is sharp accompanied by squeals or grunts is because something hurts or is afraid. And if the purr is severe accompanied by a strange body language you may not like something.
If your cat blows air with his nose open, with a fixed gaze and body language indicating aggression, he may be warning you that he wants to attack. When your cat speaks to you, it is usually accompanied by body language, in order to emphasize what you want to say.


Talk to your cat

You must talk to your cat to learn to communicate with you. The more you communicate with him, the quicker he will learn to communicate with you. Speaking with affection and affection to your cat serves to strengthen the bond between you. It's a good way to show him that you love him and know if he or she feels the same for you.

When you want to indicate friendship, use a pleasant tone, slightly sharp, exactly as if you were talking to a baby. On the other hand, when you want to indicate disgust or disapproval, use a more serious tone of voice.

In order for your cat to associate a word with an action, you must repeat it as many times as the action. For example, say "bed" or "to bed" when you want to go to bed to rest.

Consider this => The warning signs of certain diseases can be very subtle. Sometimes, when cats are sick, their voices change slightly. The difference can be almost undetectable for an untrained ear, but you will know that there is something different if you have the habit of listening to your voice every day.

Eliminate a behavior that you do not like

When you want your cat to eliminate a behavior, say a resounding no to see that you do not agree. It is very important that when you want to understand the disapproval do not caress him at the same time because you could confuse him. And never use physical aggression on your cat because it will take fear and resentment. Aggression is never a good option.

You must be constant. For example, if you do not want your cat to get on the table, be constant in communicating that you do not like it because if you give in once, all the previous work is thrown on the ground. Use a scolding tone so that you understand little by little that you do not like and you disapprove. You can also use the famous "shhht" as if it were not, since the cats make a similar sound when they are angry and can associate it quickly.

In conclusion, cats cannot talk, but it is possible to communicate with them. If you follow the advice that we indicated, you can: Understand what your cat wants to tell you, Educate and teach tricks, Keep it happy and healthy. Finally, teach your cat to live with other animals. If you already have a cat, get to be the best of the owners! And, if you still do not have it, be prepared to understand it and take care of it when it arrives at your house. Both will feel less alone if they can talk to someone, regardless of whether the other understands the words or not. After all, 93% of communication occurs through tone of voice, posture and body language.

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