Behaviour Blog – Looking After Our Feline Friends.

Looking after our Feline friends

As we mentioned in our first post, the current Coronavirus outbreak has brought many changes to our everyday lives, this also applies to our pets. We have already briefly discussed the basics of dog language and looked at some enrichment ideas to keep our canine companions happier and calmer. So, what about our feline family members?

Cats have been living with humans for at least 10,000 years.

They are mainly solitary, great hunters and very territorial. But unlike like dogs, cats are often misunderstood and deemed as emotionless. Nothing could be further from the truth. These complex carpet tigers communicate in many different ways -body posture, facial expressions, vocalisation, physical contact, scent and pheromones.

As with our dog companions our feline friends deserve as much understanding, respect, personal space and a harmonious environment to thrive and be happy in.

The signals are there, we just need to understand what they are trying to tell us.

Please take a moment to read the attached documents, maybe you have seen some of these signals before?

Understanding Cat behaviour – RSPCA

Feline Anxiety Poster Dr Sophia yin

Please continue to send us your photos, stay safe and keep in touch.