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For those of you who are not cat and dog keepers, ofcourse you do not understand the language of the two bodies of animals that humans often nurture. Destined as animals, of course dogs and cats cannot communicate in human language as we use everyday.
However, dogs and cats actually have a sharp and sensitive instinct. Even those instincts can be sharper and more sensitive than human instincts. To be able to know what messages the cat or dog conveys to humans, then all you need to know is from the motion of the tail.
Cats and dogs are not animals that just move their tails. There is a meaning contained from the tail movement he made. If you are interested to know it, please read some meanings of cat and dog tail movement below.
The Meaning of Cat Tail Shake
- Its long tail curves to the inside of the body and slowly moves down and rises back in one motion, meaning it is feeling relaxed. Usually the cat chooses a cornering position at the right time to enjoy his relaxing time.
- If the tail is slightly up and curved, that means he’s interested in something. Just like a dog, you can give him harmless objects to play with. It can be plastic balls, krincingan, and can also be piles of used fabric.
- The tail is slightly stretched and the tip is curved, meaning the cat is very interested in something. He’s making friends, too. This is the moment when your cat is tame, now it’s time to take her for a joke.
- The tail is stretched and the tip leads vertically, a sign the cat is getting ready to receive an uninvited ‘guest’. Usually, he would assume the ‘guest” is the opposite of him. When the tail is tense with the tip pointing vertically, the attitude will look more wild and fierce than before.
- The tail decreases and the tip is ‘wedged’ between its two legs. It’s a sign that the elbow is losing the war. Or encounter things he considers superior.
- The tail comes down and the feathers ‘stand’ all up, the sign is that the cat is completely in a state of fear. There may be something dangerous around it such as snakes, large lizards or other predatory animals.
- The tail moves left and right uncontrollably, it’s a sign the cat is angry. When it swings vigorously, it means your cat is ready for war. Get ready for a while then you hear the grunt with another cat.
- The tail is in normal condition, but the tip is stiff. This version shows that your pet is in pain. When the tail end is getting tense, it means the pain is increasing. In this tail position, cats also become more sensitive. Carefully touch it, it can claw it into action.
- The tail is stretched like an arrow. The position is often seen when the cat meets his master or someone he likes. The position is also seen when the cat is showing its behavior in marking a particular area, while spraying its liquid into the corners of the area.
- The tail moves to one side. Usually performed by a female cat when her sexual arousal is burning and ready to be fertilized by the male. It’s time to find an opponent for him to breed.
- The tail is straight and the fur stands all up, a sign the cat is being aggressive.
- The tail is curved and the fur stands up. Ready for war, and the fur that stands is the cat’s strategy to look big in front of his opponent.
- The tail and back of the body descend down to the tail sometimes
in the slit of two hind legs means the middle cat is sick hard. Even in some cases, the cat has been hunted to death without the master’s knowledge.
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Meaning of Dog Tail Movement
- A wide, not-too-fast tail shake means the dog is in a happy mood and he is also happy with the people around him. It will be benign with those around it.
- Tail shake from one side to the other in short, fast motion means our dog is very happy, is passionate (to) see/do something. It is almost the same as the movement of the dog’s tail as above, but the difference is that with the tail motion from one side to the other with short and fast movements it means wanting to do a lot of things like play around. Please give the dog objects of a certain color and shape and notice how his spirit plays out.
- A weak shake with his head down means the dog is feeling uncomfortable or he is trying to understand the situation around him. It could be that he sees human movements that will harm him, like a dog thief.
- When the tail is upright or rocked upwards, curving onto his back in a short, fast motion means he does not want to be disturbed. Don’t you dare approach the dog in such tail condition. You could be clawed or bitten by it.
- The tail dangles down and slightly enters the sidelines of its hind legs, meaning the dog is in a state of concern and in need of help. Maybe he’s feeling pain in his limbs, cold, or starvation. Immediately give help to make the dog’s condis better.
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That’s what the movement of the tail and the dog means. Now, you can find out what cues your cat and dog want to tell you. Good luck!