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Understanding Cats' Behavior

Pets can be difficult to understand, and in the case of cats, this can be quite frustrating as well. Thus, it helps to do some research on what to look out for so that you can better understand your cat's behavior. Here are some tips that you can keep in mind for this.

Your cat's tail makes a great indicator of your pet's feelings and mood. When his tail is held straight up, this is an indication that he is happy and feeling relaxed. In fact, the higher the tail is held, the happier your cat is. Thus, when your cat greets you with a high tail when you get home, you are sure that he is in a very good mood.

However, when your cat's tail is half-raised, this is a strong indication that he is feeling a bit scared or fearful for some reason. Perhaps a loud noise shook your cat's nerves, leaving him perturbed. Moreover, if your cat's tail is hanging so low, then you should check on him because this indicate that he is feeling sad and low at the time. But when your cat is angry, then his tail would appear fluffed because he is making himself appear stronger and larger to outside threats. When your cat is playful, his tail just might twitch often as well.

But one thing you should look out for is when your cat lashes his tail back and forth in a rapid motion. This is a telltale sign that your cat is extremely agitated as of the moment. There just might be enough reason for your cat to attack what he perceives as threats. Thus, you have to be on your toes when this happens.

You should also watch out for your cat's ears. When they are held upright and in a forward position, this means that he is feeling happy and relaxed as well. But if the ears are positioned extremely upright, this means the cat is in attention and is actually listening to something in the vicinity.

Unhappy cats, on the other hand, would have his ears held back. This indicates aggression and nervousness. Cats that twitch their ears are also those that feel unsure about certain scenarios. But what you should look out for is when your cat bends its ears flat against his head. This is a strong indication of your cat feeling very aggressive. In fact, your cat just might take on an attack position later on.

These are just some of the signs that you should look out for, to better understand the behavior of your cat. Understanding your cat better is the key to having a harmonious relationship with your pet.

Joseph M. Sabol is a world class Doberman breeder. Please go to or to for further information

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