Nobody knows better than you about your cat! Cats hide nearly everything (particularly pain), so you might not know that they’re suffering from some unpleasant sensation or pain. Their enigmatic behavior is a hold-up to their history when they lived in the wild instead of our living rooms. Back then, cats showing signs of sickness and pain stood out to predators, and masking their distress was a crucial survival tactic. In the safety of our living rooms, cats are more relaxed and are therefore likely to show signs of their discomfort.