A gray tabby and a brown tabby sniffing noses on a gray gravel path with lawn and small trees behind them.

Nose Sniffing by Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

Cats who are on friendly terms will sniff noses as a way of greeting each other.

A torbie cat lying on the concrete pavement.

What are Cat Pheromones, and Do They Work to Calm Cats?

Caitlin Dempsey

Pheromones are a chemical form of communication that cats use to interact with one another and with their surroundings.