April 23, 2019 4 min read
Is it even possible for a cat to say “I love you” with a meow? Are felines able to feel love?
An experiment led by Paul Zak, a researcher at Claremont Graduate University in California, concluded animals and humans share the ability to release a “love hormone” called oxytocin when they either interact with each other or across species. In a variety of experiments, oxytocin increased during a cat's playtime.
Cats are capable of love! Your cat may be as fond of you as you are of him.
Your cat’s expressions of love, however, go beyond his vocalizations. He can demonstrate his affections for you in several different ways. Here are 13 behaviors beyond the meow that indicate his ability to express fondness:
The next time your kitty meows at you, consider it just one of the multiple ways she’s expressing how she feels about you. She’s got countless other ways she names you “cat’s best friend,” too.
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