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Signs Your Cat is Happy

July 15, 2022

Kitties are quite unique and interesting little furballs. Fluffy may be cute, lovable and cuddly, but she’s also a tiny serial killer. Our feline pals are also known for going from affection to violence at very high speeds, and without warning. This can make them a bit hard to read. We can help! In this article, a Brampton, ON vet lists some indications that your cat is content.


By cattitude, we’re not talking about Fluffy launching herself at you in a fit of kitty rage. We mean those adorably bratty moments cats are so notorious for. Some examples? Your feline friend may steal your chair, attack your shoelaces, or yell at you for being late with her dinner or disturbing her mid-nap. That’s cattitude!

Liquid Form

Do you sometimes find your furball draped over the back of the sofa or sprawled out in the middle of the kitchen floor? Fluffy is probably content. Nervous kitties tend to curl up or huddle in a bread loaf position. They also often try to hide in small spaces.

Night Cuddles

Has Fluffy ever woken you up by walking across you in the middle of the night? Do you sometimes wake up with a kitty tail on your nose, or find yourself smooshed onto one side of the bed while your furry overlord is sprawled out and taking up most of the room? This is definitely happy cat behavior!

Thumbs-Up From The Vet

To be fair, most of our feline patients aren’t exactly thrilled to see us: they would rather be home, taking yet another nap. The test here isn’t of Fluffy’s attitude, but of her overall health. Healthy cats are happy cats!


One of the cutest things about cats is the fact that they’re so playful. If Fluffy is frisky enough to chase moths or pounce on a little catnip mouse, she’s probably pretty content. Those kitty shenanigans are a great sign!


While Fluffy can be confusing, there are times when it’s very clear what mood or mindset she’s in. If your kitty likes to snuggle and/or snooze on your lap, or if she purrs when you pet her or pick her up, you’re doing something right!

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns about your pet’s health or care. As your Springdale, ON veterinarians, we’re here for you!