Have you ever wondered what your animal was thinking?
Do you want to get to know your pet better? Just like humans we all speak with our body language and so does your pets. Boca Raton veterinarian clinic, Compassionate Care, offers insight into your cat’s body language so you can understand your feline friend better!
Watch Your Animals Tail
The tail is a key indicator of emotion in most animals. A gently curled and raised tail means your animal is playful and happy. A straight, “flagged” tail indicates your animal’s senses have been aroused, perhaps in light of a perceived threat. Sudden whips of the tail could mean a forthcoming attack. A tail tucked between a animal’s legs indicates submission or fear.
Animal Body Language
A relaxed-looking body means your animal is, well, relaxed and content. If your animal’s body seems tense, your animal could be perceiving a threat. A low crouch with the eyes averted is a classic defensive signal for animal, and it could mean your animal is ready to defend it’s self.
Watch Your Animals Face
Does your animal stretch her head forward, inviting petting or a behind-the-ear rub? This maneuver indicates that your animal is looking for contact. A lowered or sideways head indicates that your animal isn’t interested in contact. Sometimes, you’ll see this move when your animal comes across another animal – means they’re not looking to fight. Ears that are pointed upwards and forwards usually indicate interest or slight tension. Rigid ears that are turned backwards mean your animal is expecting an impending attack.
All animals are different, and no two may use the same signals to convey the same thing. However, this gives a good base to understanding your pets. Ask your Boca Raton veterinarian for more information about your pets body language.