Happy humans aren’t too difficult to spot.
A big beaming smile usually tells us when somebody we know is feeling good.
It’s not quite as simple when it comes to our cats.
Felines do have the ability to produce facial expressions that appear to resemble a smile.
However, experts are not convinced these ‘Cheshire cat’ grins are actually a sign of happiness.
Instead, there are a number of other behaviours and body language signals that let us know if our cats are content.
And as pet parents it’s vital we know what the telltale signs are because happy cats are healthy cats.
If their physical and emotional needs are being met then they’re going to enjoy life to the full. And that’s all we want.
If your feline is acting in a way that seems to suggest they are unhappy, it is definitely worth seeking veterinary advice.