Handy Infographics To Help Humans Understand the Often Baffling Behavior of Their Beloved Cats

Cat body language guide

In March 2015, the wonderful U.K. feline rescue and advocacy organization Cats Protection, about whom we’ve previously written, put together a three-part infographic series that offered humans a better understanding into how their cats communicate through their body language, facial expressions and their behavior.

Learning to understand your cat by reading their body language is a fascinating part of owning a cat and it can improve the relationship between you. Cats can be very subtle in their body language and can be difficult to ‘read’ as they have not evolved the many visual communication signals that are seen in social species, like dogs.

image by Cats Protection

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.