Do pets know when we are sick? Pet owners would say “YES”. I have two orange tabby cats who are 10 years old and are brothers. This is the top cat Oliver. You can see his big “mitten” paws due to his extra toe on each front paw. Oliver and Elliot are not the kind of cats you can pick up and hug or carry around. They come on their terms and like to sit on laps when they want to, not when you want them to. Do I doubt that they love us in their cattish way? Not at all.
Since I have been getting biopsied and stressed, I have lap cats or should I say “chest cats”. One of the other will jump up on my lap and then gentle move toward my chest sitting and facing me with their paws on my chest. I can’t help but wonder if they know something is wrong and the exact location. They sit for a while, allow me to scratch their heads and then move back down onto my lap or legs. Strange, but so wonderful all at the same time.
Do you think you pets know when you are ill?