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​Dog owners are used to hearing their pup growl from time to time, but did you know that it’s not uncommon for cats to growl as well?

Cats use a broad range of vocal sounds directed at members of their own species and also humans to convey their emotions and intent. The sounds a cat makes are split into three forms of verbal communication: vowel sounds, murmur sounds, and hostile calls.

Although it can be tricky to translate all the sounds your kitty makes, cat growling is typically indicative of a hostile sound associated with fear or anxiety, aggression, frustration, and/or pain.

Let’s decode how cat growling sounds, it’s communicative meaning, and the best way to behave when faced with a growling feline

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