Why Do Cats Wag Their Tails?

September 15, 2020

Why Do Cats Wag Their Tails?

Does your cat think she's a dog and wags her tail? 

While dogs are easy to read, it can be hard to do the same with felines. Contrary to popular opinion, cats are very expressive and show how they're feeling via their tails. 

Most cat owners--including myself--don't know it! 

In this blog post, we will answer the question, "Why do fats wag their tails?" in detail. 

Let's jump right in. 

Why Do Cats Wag Their Tails? Here's the Thing!

You know your kitty will swipe at you when she's wagging her tail. 

My tomcat loves to wag his tail when he's in a sour mood. Experts believe that cats wag their tails when they're upset or angry. So, it's best to leave your kitty alone when she's wagging her tail. 

Of course, dogs do that for the opposite reason! 

They wag their tails when they're playful and would like to interact with you. 

All in All: Cats and Their Tails 

Different wags can mean different things. Let us know if you'd like a detailed blog post on that.

Cats wag their tails when they're upset. However, if your kitty has been wagging her tail when laying down, the chances are that she might be in pain. Look for additional signs of pain before contacting your vet. 

Do you have any questions? Let us know in the comments. 


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