This cat blog will answer the major question, “How to know if your cat loves you?” we will also discuss the major signs that your cat shows when they love you, how you can show that you love them back, and what you do not need to do if your cat is showing you love.
How to know if your cat loves you?
If your cat loves you it will show the following signs:
- Meowing at you.
- Biting you
- Licking you
These are the most common signs your cat will show if your cat loves you. If you are a proud parent, look for these signs in your cat.
What are the major signs your cat will show if it loves you?
Following are the major signs your cat will show if it loves you:
The first sign your cat will show you is headbutting. It is the way your cat shows its love to you. In this way, your cat will leave a scent on you recognizable by other cats. This is a way of your cat owning you and claiming that you belong to your cat and not other cats.
Slow blinking at you
The next sign is the slow blinking of your cat at you. Slow blinking is the prime sign your cat will be showing. Cats are shy animals and they usually do not like to make eye contact. But if they love someone, they will make eye contact and will slowly blink.
In the case of other animals, eye contact usually shows a sign of aggressiveness by the animals but in the case of cats, it is a way of showing love for their owners.
The next sign your cat will show is licking your hand and feet which will only be possible if your cat is approaching you. Cats like to groom themselves and they will also like to groom their babies and those people who they love.
Showing belly to you
The next sign is that your cat will be showing its belly to you. This is the rare sign your cat will be showing you. Bellies are the sensitive parts of the body and cats usually do not expose this part of the body to anyone. If they love you they will show this part of the body to you and they will do it when they trust someone and love someone.
Meowing at you
The next sign your cat will be showing you is meowing at you. Your cat might be hungry and thirsty that is why they meow at you. If you have given food to your cat and your cat is still mowing at you then it is its way of showing you its love and respect.
Earning cat love is not easy so you need to make sure you do not do anything aggressive that can affect the mental health of your cat.
This might be strange but it could be a sign of showing love to you. Cats might bite because of several other reasons, if you are owning a stray cat then they will bite without any reason. You just need to look for the right cause of the biting in your cat.
What can you do to show that you love your cat the way they love you?
Following are the gestures by which you can show your love to your cat:
- You can pet them when they are sleeping with you or meowing at you.
- You can scratch their cheeks when they are meowing at you or purring.
- You can also blink back if your cat is blinking at you slowly.
- You should give positive reinforcement such as petting or giving treats to your cat when your cat does something good.
- You should call your cat by its name so that it feels special around you like you call your siblings or kids.
- You should allow your cat to sleep with you at night because cats like sleepers and they will try to protect you by waking up late at night.
What you shouldn’t do when your cat is showing you love?
Following are the things you shouldn’t do if your cat is showing you love:
- You shouldn’t punish your cat.
- You shouldn’t ignore your cat’s gestures of love.
- You shouldn’t shout at your cat.
- You shouldn’t push your cat away physically if you are not feeling well.
In this cat blog, we answered the major question, “How to know if your cat loves you?” we also entertained the major signs that your cat shows when they love you, how you can show that you love them back, and what you do not need to do if your cat is showing you love.