The Emotional Truth About Felines

Scientists confirm cats do experience emotions like sadness, grief, and distress. Their behaviors and facial expressions communicate their feelings.  

Cats Have Emotions

While cats have tear ducts, they don't shed emotional tears. Their tear ducts produce tears to keep their eyes clean and healthy.

Cats Don't Cry Tears

Conditions like eye infections, injuries or irritation can cause a cat's eyes to water, which may look like crying.

Illness Can Cause Tears

The death of a companion cat or owner can cause signs of grief in cats like loss of appetite, vocalizing, seeking out the departed's scent.

Loss Can Distress Cats 

Try to understand your cat's perspectives and needs. Give them affection and cat-appropriate activities to meet their emotional health.  

Cats Need Compassion

 your cat's subtle facial movements, body postures and behaviors to better understand when they are content, distressed or needing care.

Read Feline Body Language

Meet your cat's core needs like veterinary care, proper nutrition, clean litter, toys and surfaces to scratch to support their wellbeing. 

Provide Proper Care  

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