Signs of distress
Flattened ears and/or body is a sign that your cat is frightened and stressed. If your cat shows this behaviour, it’s important to make sure they have somewhere to hide or to get up high. Licking lips after a meal is normal behaviour, but at other times it can be a sign of feeling ill or that they are feeling stressed. If they are stressed, it is important to make sure that they have somewhere to hide or get up high. While purring is more commonly a sign of contentment, sometimes it can actually be a sign that your cat is in pain.
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