You agonised over their name, you doze together on the sofa, and you know their favourite food, favourite toy and favourite nap spot. But how well do you really know your cat? New research shows that cat owners find it more difficult than dog owners to gauge their pet’s emotions. And that’s no surprise as cats are independent by nature – happy to sleep the day away, before heading outside for the night to explore.
But there are some tell-tale signs that can give away how your cat is feeling – the movement of their ears, where they hide and even the way they blink at you. So, we’ve teamed up with a bunch of cat experts to help you better understand your pet, which, in turn, could help make your cat happier. Here’s what they had to say.