Giving your cat kisses can end in a either a purr or a scratch, but animal behaviourists are here to help!

To kiss, or not to kiss?

Have you ever wondered if your cat enjoys your kisses? Well, you’re not the only one! Franny Syufy, the cat expert on, ran an informal poll for me on her Facebook page and found that most of her readers struggle with the same question.

Research shows that cats really do love their humans, but they show it in different, often confusing, ways.

When your cat is relaxed and happy, they will often close their eyes while looking at you. They are not sleeping, but actually giving you affection! Cat behaviourist Jackson Galaxy, explains that it’s your cat’s way of showing you that they are vulnerable to you.

Narrowed eyes, flattened ears = not such great news

So how do you know if your cat is not keen on your kisses?

"Narrowed eyes with ears at half-mast are certainly not displaying love and affection at that moment,” says cat behaviourist Pam Johnson-Bennett.

So what other ways are there to show your cat that you love them? Affection, attention, respecting space, massaging, feeding, and DIY!

Some cats like kisses, and others just don’t. Pay special attention to your cat’s behaviour and you will soon find out what which group they belong to!

Does your cat like kisses?

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