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How To Tell Your Cat You Love Them On Valentine's Day

How To Tell Your Cat You Love Them On Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is all about expressing love and affection, and that doesn’t have to be limited to your human loved ones. Your furry feline friend deserves some extra love and attention too! Cats have their unique ways of showing affection, which may differ from the more exuberant displays of love that most dogs are known for. This Valentine’s Day let’s explore how to tell your cat you love them and make it a day they will truly cherish.

Understanding Cat Mannerisms

Cats are known for their subtlety when it comes to expressing love. Understanding your cat’s body language, sounds, and actions can provide valuable insights into their emotions. It’s essential to recognise and appreciate the way they communicate so you can communicate back to them.


Cat playing with a toy on a living room couch.


  • The Slow Blink: One of the most beautiful ways to show your cat you love them is through a slow blink. When your cat stares at you and blinks slowly, they are extending a friendly greeting. Try blinking back at them slowly – it’s like saying “Hello, friend!”
  • Quality Time: Cats have unique preferences when it comes to interaction. Some are lap cats, others prefer to snuggle on their terms, and some like to observe the world from high places. Spend time with your cat in the way they enjoy, respecting their space and boundaries. You can even treat your cat to show them you love them with Happy Snack by FELIWAY, the delicious calming cat treat that they will adore.
  • Playtime: Cats have a natural hunting instinct, even indoor cats. This Valentine’s Day, show your cat you love them with a new toy. It’s essential to keep their toys interesting by rotating them, introducing new toys into the mix every so often. Interactive toys, such as a fishing rod toy, are often favourites due to their similarity to prey in the wild.
  • Create A Cosy Space: Cats need plenty of rest, so creating a spot for them in quiet elevated places is the perfect way to show your cat you love them. Add blankets, cat beds, or even cardboard boxes for them to snuggle in. Enhance these spots with FELIWAY Optimum to create a serene atmosphere where your cat can relax undisturbed.

Ways Your Cat Says “I Love You”

Woman sat on chair with cat asleep on her lap.


Just as you demonstrate your affection for your cat in their unique language, they’ll reciprocate with their own heartwarming displays of love. On this Valentine’s Day, here are some ways your cat will express their adoration for you:

  • Purring: While purring can indicate various emotions, it can often signify that your cat is relaxed and content when close to you. It’s a soothing serenade that your cat uses to convey their love and comfort. You could reciprocate this and show them you love them back by stroking them behind their ears.
  • Kneading: Cats display their affection by kneading, which involves rhythmically pressing their paws against a soft surface. Although this may sometimes be uncomfortable for us, it’s a surefire sign that your cat is content and relaxed in your presence.
  • Upright Tail: When your cat confidently approaches you with an upright tail, possibly with a slight curve at the top, it’s a warm and friendly greeting. This gesture signifies that your cat is genuinely pleased to see you. 


Grey striped kitten lying on its parents lap playing on its back, paws up to the camera.


This Valentine’s Day, embrace these subtle yet heartfelt gestures from your feline friend. Show your cat you love them through understanding their language, spending quality time together, and making their environment a serene and cosy space with FELIWAY Optimum. Your cat will undoubtedly appreciate the effort, and you’ll strengthen your bond with your beloved pet. After all, the love between a cat and their human is a precious and unique connection that deserves to be celebrated on Valentine’s Day and every day.

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