Why you need to talk to a cat: four main reasons
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< p>Constant conversations between a cat and its owner help to strengthen the bond between an animal and a person.
People who cannot imagine life without cats love to talk to them, and many “uninitiated” in such relationships are sure that this is all stupidity, because “animals do not understand them.” However, experts say that talking to pets is a must, and point to four reasons for this.
Strengthening the cat's bond with the owner
The more a person communicates affectionately with his cat, the more confident the animal is that he is loved and will be protected from dangers. In case of threat or pain, the cat will come exactly to “its” person, since even his voice will act on her therapeutically and soothingly.
Understanding the “language” of a cat
During constant conversations with a cat, its owner will over time accurately determine by tone when she is hungry or when something hurts her. The warning signs of disease can be very subtle. Sometimes when cats get sick, their voices change a little. The difference may be almost imperceptible to the untrained ear, but the owner will notice that something has changed if he is used to hearing her voice every day.
Learning “human” language
Repeating similar words with the same gestures will help the cat understand what you say to her and react accordingly.
Vaccination against loneliness.
Human and animal will feel less alone when they communicate, regardless of whether real words are spoken or understood. After all, 93% of communication happens through tone, posture, and body language. This applies to both communication between people and between a person and an animal.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if there is a furry pet in the house, to which the owner gives all his love and talks to him, the person is less likely to feels lonely compared to people without pets. In addition, PetMD reports that there is a study that suggests that “talking in a happy tone” with a cat or dog can improve a person's mood, even if it is depressed for some reason.
What else you need to know about talking with a cat
By talking to cats at a certain time, you can achieve a clear learned behavior from the animal. For example, you should not respond to their meows and purrs in the middle of the night in order to discourage them from keeping a person awake. In the end, they will realize that their attempts to “talk heart to heart” at this time of the night are useless.
Very often, owners talk to cats, repeating their meows in order to get the animal's reaction in this way faster. According to experts, it does not really matter how a person talks to his cat. In addition, at the moment, research on the psychology of cats is still not enough to accept the only correct manner of talking with animals. One study found that more educated cat owners tend to talk to their cats in a normal human voice. However, this is correlative and does not matter much until the subject is further explored.