Learning Your Cat’s Body Language

As any veterinarian in Dallas will tell you, reading a cat’s body language is much more difficult than reading a dog’s. The signals cats give off are often contextual and easy to misinterpreted, and that can lead to surprising behaviors. This video tells more.

One common misconception that many cat owners have is that a wagging tail means that their cat is happy. In reality, cats usually wag their tails when they are anxious or keyed up. It is the dog that wags its tail when happy. When your cat exposes its stomach to you, he or she is generally not looking for a belly rub, but instead showing you deference and affection by exposing the most vulnerable part of the body.

Your veterinarian at Chastain Veterinary Medical Group can help you learn more about cat behavior as we provide care for your pet. From cat teeth cleaning to cat neutering, our animal hospital offers a comprehensive range of services. Find out more about cats, pet grooming and animal dentistry by calling Meadow Brook Animal Hospital in McKinney / Frisco at (972) – 529-5033 or Preston Road Animal Hospital in north Dallas at (469) 759-7620.

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