Here Are 8 Ways Pets Communicate With Us

5. The Wag of the Tail

Watch which way your dog’s tail wags. A wag that goes to the right corresponds with positive emotions, a wag to the left with negative emotions.


4. Hunter Mode

When your cat flattens out its ears, moves its tail back and forth like a cobra and has dilated pupils, watch out. That hunter instinct has kicked in, and if it’s about to pounce on you, it’s best to simply freeze for a second.


3. High Five

When a dog lifts one arm up for a paw slap, it’s a sign of trust, especially if it occurs while playing with another dog.


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