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Why Do Cats "Silent Meow" Part 2


In a recent Mewsletter, we posed this question to our readers from Mewsletter and Facebook, “What do you think your cat’s ‘silent meow’ means?”

Some of your responses have had us howling, er, meowing with laughter.

The bottom line was that the silent meow can mean different things in different situations with different cats. It's all about context and the other body language the kitty is showing at them time.

Your responses to this question show many things about felines, including:

  • The wide range of personal connections cats make with humans that make them assume they know exactly what their cats are thinking.
  • How important feline behavior and body language is when it comes to them communicating with humans.
  • Why it’s so important to know your feline’s behavior so you can tell when the “silent meow” is a happy-to-see-you meow or kitty-doesn’t-feel-so-good meow.

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