Would you like to know if your cat is happy and feels at home at home? Then make sure that your velvet paw looks relaxed and curious. What this means in detail and what infallible signs of well-being are usually expressed by Stubentiger can be found here.
Of course, every cat has its individual character - some fur noses express their bliss a bit more subtle than others. Essentially, however, it is easy to tell from the sound and body language as well as the behavior, whether your cat is happy or whether something is missing.
Attention! If something seems strange to you, or if your cat suddenly changes her habits, it can be a sign that something is wrong. In this case, have your veterinarian check this out as a precaution.
Purring is often a sign of cat luck
When cats purr, they are happy, they say. That is not true without exception, but mostly. Always keep an eye on the context. When your cat purrs while she's relaxing next to you on the sofa, scratching her head, she feels completely comfortable. If it is weakened, anxious, insecure or stressed, purring may be an attempt to calm oneself. A vet visit is recommended.
Happy cats like to "talk"
Your cat likes to "chat" with you? That's a good sign. Above all, tender Maunzers in higher pitches, happy louder sounds and friendly chirping serve to make your Miez express their well-being. Usually your fur nose wants to make you aware of something - "I'm hungry", "Let me out" or "Watch me!" - but it also shows that she fully understands you. She knows perfectly well that you will do everything to make your velvet paw happy.
Groaning, dark growls, however, are usually to be understood as a threat. Your cat feels threatened or unwell. Check why this could be. Also keep in mind that not every cat is a "chatterbox". If your girl is rather quiet and reserved, she shows her happiness more through her behavior and body language.
Relaxed body language as a sign of well-being
Relaxed cats are happy cats. Whether your cat is relaxed, you can best recognize by their body language. For example, pay attention to the tail positions: If the cat's tail is raised high and straight, it is friendly and satisfied. If the tail vibrates a bit, that is also a good sign. As a rule, your salon lion is especially looking forward to seeing you. If the tail is raised high, but the tip slightly bent, your fur nose is friendly, but also a bit unsettled. Behave calmly so that the cat realizes that you are harmless - then she feels confident.
Sleeping positions of happy cats
Your cat's reclining positions can also tell you if she's happy. For example, if she sits there like a loaf of bread with her paws folded, she is very relaxed and at peace with herself and the world. If she still observes her surroundings with half-closed eyes or blinks slowly, everything is fine. Set up, slightly turned forward ears are another sign of relaxation.
She likes to sleep on her back and stretch out all four, expressing her great confidence. She shows her stomach, her most vulnerable place, and knows she is safe and secure. But beware: Cats lying on their backs are also in an optimal defensive position if they feel threatened or disturbed. Resist the temptation to scratch her tummy. Or be especially careful if your cat reacts irritated to the pats - and stop in time.
Treteln as an expression of bliss
When your maid kneads her favorite blanket or belly with her paws, she shows that she is happy. This so-called Milchtritt, also called "Treteln", is programmed in cats from birth in their instincts. Cats babies knead their mum's belly as they suckle to stimulate milk production. Adult cats retain that instinct and tremble when they feel as secure as babies with their mothers.
Happy salon lions indulge in grooming
If your cat can undisturbed pursue their welfare behavior, it makes them happy. An important part of this is their coat care. Satisfied baby tigers regularly clean themselves and their animal (sometimes human) housemates. Her coat looks clean, shiny and well-groomed. This not only shows that your pet has its coat care under control, but also that it is healthy and gets all the nutrients it needs.
A dull coat may indicate malnutrition and tangles are a potential symptom of illness or stress. But even extreme cleaning behavior, in which the cat licks the fur bald or even affects their skin, is a case for the veterinarian.
Healthy appetite? Then your cat is happy
A happy cat has a healthy appetite. That means she does not eat too much or too little. Both overweight and underweight should be checked by the vet. In addition, there is cause for concern when your cat suddenly changes its feeding behavior - that is, suddenly refuses food or starts to snare overnight.
Overweight or an increased appetite does not necessarily have to be a disease symptom. It is also possible that your cat is bored. However, as a precaution, you should exclude a possible organic cause. Afterwards you can try out, if your cat returns to healthy eating habits, if you play with her more often and / or - in the case of a single cat - you put a conspecific to the side.
Happy velvet paws are playful and curious
Cats are very cautious animals, but if they feel comfortable and they fear no danger, they show their curious and playful side. Especially young cats like to play and romp, but even in old age, the fur noses can be inspired from time to time for a game. In addition, if your velvet paw likes to explore everything, inspect your shopping bags, or watch the hustle and bustle around you from your favorite spot, that's a sign of luck.
However, if your cat occasionally reacts cautiously or extra cautiously, in new situations or when visiting, that is perfectly normal. Only if their behavior changes without there being any obvious reason, a vet visit is advisable for safety.