Did you know that your cat’s purr isn’t just for affection?
What about when they meow and scratch at a closed-door?
Turns out, our kitty cats have a lot more to say than what we think!
So, how do we differentiate between purrrfection and cat-astrophe? Here are 4 things your cat wishes you knew.
1. They Hate Closed Doors
There’s nothing more insulting to a cat than a closed door. Keeping them from the action is a major red flag for your FOMO-induced cat. For your door and your sanity’s sake, keep them open whenever possible.
2. They Need Your Attention
News flash: cats are super needy! As independent as they may seem, there’s nothing like a cuddle with their pawrent to make their day.
3. They are Very Communicative
Cats know exactly what to say when they’re in pain, when they’re hungry, and when they’re happy. It’s our job to figure out what they’re saying.
If your cat is meowing in pain, watch out for any other symptoms such as struggling to urinate or not eating. If they’re jumping to higher places and making a lot of noise, they may be a little anxious.
4. They Need Their Own Space (Especially for the Litter Box!)
Consider your cat’s litter box their own sacred space. When these spaces are invaded or poorly looked after, your cat can quickly turn into an anxious ball of fur.
Why Do Cats Need Their Space?
Cats are territorial creatures. Once a space is claimed as their own, that’s it. Un-fur-tunately, doggos and toddlers aren’t as respectful of these spaces as our cats would like them to be.
Even if your home isn’t housing dogs or toddlers, houseguests can pose a threat too. When this happens, our cats can become anxious and may begin to act out.
This is why cats need their space. They need a room that’s fur-miliar and have their fur-vorite things in to retreat to when stressed.
Items like the litter box and cat food are sacred to your kitty and protecting them should be of utmost importance.
What happens if you don't? They may become detached from their litter box and associate it with stress.
The same goes for their cat food. As a result, we will start to see a bunch of behavioral paw-blems popup.
And who wants that?
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