How to show your cat you love them


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04 February 2021
Love is in the air in February. Showing love to your other half is easy but what about your cats? How can we show them our affection? And how do they show theirs to us? Dr. Margit Gabriele Muller shares her thoughts…

How cats show you they love you

  • Cats show their affection by licking their beloved person – usually on the face or hands.
  • Purring is a sign of deep relaxation but when your kitty purrs whilst rubbing on you, it’s an affirmation of love.
  • Have you ever seen your cat blinking very slowly? This means ‘I love you` in cat language.
  • Does your feline friend love to show his or her belly to you or head butt you? These are both clear signs of love, affection and trust.
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How to say ‘I love you’ in cat language

  • Blinking slowly at your kitty and gazing lovingly in his or her eyes, lets your furry companion know you love them.

Things you can do to show your cat you love them

  • The best way of affirming your love to your cat is by spending quality time with him or her. 
  • Grooming your cat nicely with a brush or giving a gentle massage shows your love in a
    big way
  • Playing with your cat is another way to demonstrate your love – especially if you use toys and catnip.
  • A new interactive toy with treats is usually a big hit for kitties.
  • Finally, nothing shows your appreciation more than a homemade treat for your feline friend that’s made with yummy ingredients.

So, what’s holding you back? Enjoy the love month of February by showering your kitty with love and affection and strengthen your loving bond.

Dr. Margit Gabriele Muller

Dr. Margit Gabriele Muller is a leading vet and award-winning author of Your Pet, Your Pill: 101 Inspirational Stories About How Pets Lead You to A Happy, Healthy and Successful Life, out now, available on Amazon.

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