A new person comes into the home, and the kitty urinates on their clothes or side of the bed. This is also often interpreted by humans as spite when it’s really stress and anxiety. The cat is trying to intermingle his scent with the new person’s to feel better about things, not to upset the person or get back at them.
Sometimes peeing on the bed has something to do with your cat wanting to mix his scent with yours (or with someone who shares your bed). If this is the case, it isn’t out of anger or spite. Instead, it’s about marking you all as part of the same community.
Cats use their scent glands on the face, paws, and tail base to mark things within their territory. This is what is happening when your kitty rubs her face and hind end, or scratches, on all aspects of your furniture, and then smells it immediately after.
Here are some common signs that your cat loves you:- Slow Blinking. Eyes are said to be the windows to the soul.
Cats will mark their territory to signal “ownership” and to advertise sexual receptivity and availability. Marking can occur due to the presence of other cats in the vicinity, either outdoors or among cats that live in the same household. Cats will also mark their territory when they feel threatened or stressed.
Cats that feel insecure may show different behaviors that can be interpreted as jealousy. Signs include aggression (such as hissing, swatting, growling, or even unprovoked attacks), and stress behavior (such as hiding, or peeing or pooping outside of the litter box).
Still others might get clingy, climbing all over you and constantly demanding your attention. It’s also not uncommon for cats in competition to pee in places other than their litter box, either out of anxiety or as a way to mark their territory, or to become a bit more destructive than they typically are.
If your cat is peeing on the bed, place treats there. Cats hate peeing near places where they eat. If you change the places where your cat pees to where they eat, they will stop peeing there. If your cat is peeing outside the litter box, make sure you clean the box regularly.
Cats often urinate in unusual places to get their owner’s attention when they are feeling unwell. Further, cats often urinate in unusual places in an effort to reassert their claim to territory, this need often arising from psychological stress and psychological stress can easily lead to a disease state.
People are usually marked by cats with their forehead, while furniture and other inanimate objects are marked by the sides of their cheeks and their chins. Cats have scent glands in their paws. Scratching in a variety of areas is the sign of a cat marking and not just working to keep his claws clean and sharp.
Your female cat could also pee on your husband’s side of the bed as territorial mating behavior. When a female cat gets on heat, she will mark her territory by peeing. The pee is meant to send a signal to males that she is available for mating.
Cats are perfectly capable of protecting you while you sleep—and if you find them sleeping at the foot of your bed, that’s likely what they’re doing—but how protective a cat is depends on the cat’s nature.
Cats do not understand kisses the way we humans do as they show affection, perceive emotions and communicate differently from us. However, some cats may understand that kisses are their owner’s way of showing affection if done regularly.
Your Cat Stares at You to Show Affection
Even though a long, unblinking stare may not be the best way for humans to show affection, when your fur baby does this, it may mean they’re showing love to their favourite owner.
Never punish cats when they spray. Don’t yell, rub noses in the urine, or hit them. Those responses will cause kitties to feel more stressed and escalate behaviors. Sadly, it also breaks the bonds between them and the punisher.
Like a lot of humans, cats also like to feel in charge! If they don’t feel completely happy or are facing any stress or anxiety, this can cause them to spray. The act of spraying along with the smell, makes them feel more confident.
Remember, while it’s totally normal for your cat to get annoyed with you from time to time (you are roommates/best friends/confidants, after all), if it’s happening frequently then it’s good to do some sleuthing and try to get to the bottom of why they’re feeling this way often.
One of the first subtle signs that your cat is mad at you is when you see her tail placed low, swishing quickly back and forth from side to side. Whenever you see the tail twitch, stop whatever it is you’re doing that is upsetting her, give her some space, and back off for a while until she calms down.
While cats may not distinguish their actions, they know when you’re mad at them about something. They pay attention to their owners’ emotions. Cats show different behaviors when their owners smile at them. So, they pay much more attention to a positive attitude than a negative one.
To tell if your cat is in bodyguard mode, look for the following cat body language:- Dilated eyes.
Pointed ears turned out like satellite dishes.
Sharp, quick tail movements.
Exposed teeth and/or claws.
Hissing, growling or screeching.
Biting or scratching.
Signs of a Depressed Cat
Changes in body language, including ears held back, tucked tail, and hairs standing on end. Meowing more or less than usual or making low-pitched, mournful meows. Lack of energy or a decrease in activity level. Retreating from humans or other family pets.
It’s a good idea to keep an eye out for strong emotions like fear, anger or melancholy, as these can be valuable signals about your cat’s welfare. As for more subtle emotions, like embarrassment, most experts agree that cats can feel some shade of humiliation.