cat communication

A gray tabby and a brown tabby sniffing noses on a gray gravel path with lawn and small trees behind them.

Nose Sniffing by Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

Cats who are on friendly terms will sniff noses as a way of greeting each other.

Black cat standing on a dark blue couch with colorful pillows. The arm of a person with a black shirt can be seen petting the cat.

Why Cats are Drawn to the Person Who Ignores Them

Caitlin Dempsey

Cats like to approach humans on their own terms for affection.

A black cat on her back with paws fulled up to her chest on a blue tile counter.

Urgent Purring in Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

Cats use a loud purr combined with a high-pitched whine to demand food.

An orange tabby cat with a damaged right ear sitting in a window with a dark wooden frame.

Communicating with a Deaf Cat

Julianna Rokusek

Hand gestures, sign language, and flashlights are some of the strategies you can use to communicate with your deaf cat.

A gray tabby and a black kitten cuddling.

How Cats Communicate Through Purring

Caitlin Dempsey

Purring is one way that cats communicate.

An orange tabby in a crouching position on a lawn.

How to Understand the Language of Cat Tails

Caitlin Dempsey

One surprising way cats can communicate their emotions is through their tails.