Cat's behaviour, or how to understand your cat

Cat's behaviour, or how to understand your cat

You love your cat very much, and sometimes you can feel powerless when it comes to understanding them...
Having a conversation with your cat is not possible, but there are many ways to know how they feel!

See our top tips on how to become an expert in reading your cat’s behaviour.
It will increase your cat’s feeling of security, so that you can be even happier together.

Cats love to feel in control of their environment

When they feel this control they will carefully mark their home using facial marking and leave “happy messages” (or pheromones).
This happens each time your cat rubs its face against furniture or nuzzles up against your legs.

When you notice this cat behaviour, you can be sure that your cat is feeling great!

Things that may disturb your cat

Many things can disturb your cat’s feeling of stability, and impact your cat’s behaviour.

For instance, every time you move or buy new furniture, clean or renovate your house, do some DIY …
This can remove the “happy messages” left by your cat, therefore they don’t feel at home anymore.

When this happens your cat becomes disorientate and you can see your cat’s behaviour change.
In your cat’s language this is a sign of unhappiness.

Other things that may affect your cat happiness are access to food, heat, water, litter, attention and competition in the household with other cats, as well as visitors.

Your cat loves stability.
If your cat has been away from home for some time (for instance, after staying in a cattery, or in a vet clinic), they may feel a bit lost when coming back home.
This is because all of their ‘happy messages’ will have disappeared during their absence.  
They will simply not recognise their own home.

Perhaps the biggest change that your cat can go though is moving home.
After a move, you feel a bit lost yourself. Same goes for your cat!
Entering a new home without any of their “happy messages” on walls and furniture can be stressful for them.  
This can affect your cat’s behaviour and can cause them to hide more or even start spraying or scratching.

In these times of change, using FELIWAY CLASSIC diffuser or FELIWAY CLASSIC Spray is a great help, as it sends “happy messages” and brings a feeling of happiness and security.

Using FELIWAY CLASSIC in the areas your cat frequents will help them to adjust more easily to any changes going on.


Unlike dogs, who give obvious signs to their owner when they need something, cats are far more discrete and complex in showing what they need.

Knowing the common signs your cat will display when feeling upset is essential.
It will help you increase your cat’s well-being and make your cat feel safe and happy.

Using FELIWAY CLASSIC will help to keep your cat feeling secure and at ease at all times, making for a very happy, playful, and affectionate cat!

Further advice on keeping your cat happy

For further information on body language, or cat behaviour.
Keeping your cat happy is easy once you know how to read their body language and start using a FELIWAY CLASSIC Diffuser or FELIWAY CLASSIC Spray around the house.  

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