Humans often misread cats' body language, and it's difficult to know whether they are content, says veterinarian Angie Krause. Cats want to interact with people but prefer to be touched in specific ways, says Dr. Krause, and veterinarian Adam Christman says a playful cat that struts around with its tail held high and curved is probably happy, while hiding for long periods is a signal of discontent.
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