Body language

When you own a pet, be it a dog or a cat, it is necessary to understand his or her body language.

When we think about language, we automatically think vocal. For cats and dogs, vocal language includes meowing, barking, moaning or shouting. However, animals also use their body to communicate. This is referred to as body language.

Your pet’s behavior is very important to understand because it is an indicator of what is going on in his or her head and body. Excitement, joy, stress, fear, hunger or thirst. All these feelings are expressed through the body language of your dog and/or cat.

This can be seen in the movements of the ears, eyes, tail or back hair. All these are proof that our animals have a highly developed body language. As an owner, we must make an effort to understand their way of communicating.