Why Do Cats Huff
What is Cat Huffing?
The huffing sound sounds like a cat is trying to clean her throat, or clean her nose. While doing this, a cat has her mouth closed. Cats huff for several reasons.
Kittens will most often huff due frustration. So, there might be something your cat isn’t happy about.
2. They Want Something
Unlike people, cats don’t have hands to help themselves to what they want. They can’t reach under the couch when their toy rolls out of the way or open the door to let themselves outside. Instead, they communicate their needs by huffing.
3. Your Cat is Relaxed
Cats sometimes huff to express content and relaxation. A huff of satisfaction might even sound a little like a sigh.
4. Tiredness Or Panting
It is very normal for cats to huff when they are tired and as long as their breathing pattern returns to normal shortly after exertion.
5. Wheezing or Respiratory Distress
Both panting and wheezing can sound like huffing in cats. Still, cats pant and wheeze for different reasons, such as after excess exercise, or due to asthma or respiratory illness.