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How cani tell if a cat is purring because she's happy of because she is in pain?

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Iveheard that cats pur when they are in pain andwhen they are happy. How can i tell which reason is why my cat ispurring?
post #2 of 6
from my experience, when a cat is happy or content with the world, it will have its eyes mostly closed, a relaxed look on its face. The tail will be relaxed...um you can just tell. If a cat is in pain or ill, it won't want anything to do with you, it will not want to take part it its normal routine and the tail will be either droopy or tucked firmly in against its body. The cat will just look painful and tense.
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what makes you think your cat is in pain on a regular basis to the point where you question why she is purring? I am just curious if something happened to make you wonder?
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Cats purr mostly when they are content. If they are a little upset they may purr too but they'll stop purring and probably start growling. I've never heard of purring used to communicate pain.
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One of my foster mommy cats purred really loud when she was in labor and I'm sure it wasn't a purr of contentment.
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Originally Posted by yayi View Post
Cats purr mostly when they are content. If they are a little upset they may purr too but they'll stop purring and probably start growling. I've never heard of purring used to communicate pain.
I've heard that they'll purr to calm themselves, not necessarily to communicate pain.
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