10 Signs of a Cat Spirit After Death

By Phil / September 26, 2019
Cat Spirit After Death

If you’re dealing with the loss of a cat, it can be a difficult and emotionally draining time. During the days, weeks, or longer after losing their cat, many cat owners report seeing signs or feeling the presence of their cat spirit after death.

Communicating or experiencing signs that your cat is still ‘with’ you after death is not unusual.

It’s not something most people think about until they see or feel something that makes them believe their cat is visiting them. I’ve personally experienced it myself, so it’s a topic close to my heart.

If you’ve had an experience of this yourself, or if you’re wondering what signs you should be looking out for, hopefully, these 10 signs of seeing or feeling a cat’s spirit after they’ve passed will help:

10 Signs of a Cat Spirit After Death

1. You Hear Their Purr

We become accustomed, even in tune with the sound and vibration of our cat’s purr over the years we spend with them. A cat’s purr is soothing, even therapeutic for some. It’s no surprise, as the vibration they make is on a similar frequency to that used in vibration therapies.

A lot of cat owners talk about hearing their cat’s purr after they’ve passed. Sometimes while there are no distractions, such as when they’re in bed. Or even through the background noise as it’s such a distinctive and noticeable sound.

2. You Hear Their Collar / Bell

If your cat had a bell on their collar you’d hear them approaching and your brain would know that sound meant your cat was close. If you hear that same bell after they’ve gone, it will stimulate the same feelings in your brain.

3. You Hear Their Meow

This is the sign I hear about most from cat owners, and it can cause the most profound feelings. If you hear your cat meowing after they’ve passed, it can be a very deliberate sign that they are letting you know they’re present.

A lot of people pass off these sounds as just something in their minds. But if you believe in the spirit of your cat, it’s a clear sign that they are trying to get your attention.

4. You Feel Them near You While You Sleep

If your cat slept on your bed with you, you’ll know what it feels like to know when they are close to you. After they passed, you will have slept in your bed and had a very different feeling.

If you get that same feeling in the night, only to wake and be reminded you’re alone, it’s a sign that they made their presence known.

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5. You Smell Their Smell

All pets have a certain smell that we become familiar with when we’re spending time close to them. It doesn’t make sense to smell their smell long after they are gone. But if you do, it’s a sign that they are still with you in spirit.

6. You Think You See Them

One of my cats would often open my bedroom door a little and I’d see her in the dim night light leaving the room and going down the stairs when she was alive. I saw the exact same sight a couple of times in the weeks after her death.

I don’t know why, or exactly what I was seeing. But my door opened a little, and I saw the same shadowy figure of my cat leaving the room out of the corner of my eye. Have you had any similar experiences of seeing your cat after they’ve died?

7. You Remember Some Happy Times Vividly

I’ve read a decent amount about clairvoyant communication, and it’s believed that pets send us happy memories or thoughts to lift our spirits when we’re down. If you see your cat and have some of those feel-good feelings when you’re down, this may be a sign.

8. You Hear Other Familiar Sounds

You may hear some other familiar sounds that were not necessarily something you paid a lot of attention to when your cat was alive. You may hear scratching at the door, the sound they made when walking around, eating, or anything else.

If it stimulates those same feelings you had when you heard these noises when they were alive, it’s a sign that your cat’s spirit is present.

9. You See Their Name Somewhere

If you went years without seeing or hearing your cat’s name anywhere other than directed at them, but now suddenly see it somewhere. It’s a sign they are sending to you to remind you of them.

10. A New Cat in Need of a Home Appears

If a stray you’ve never seen before starts hanging around, you see a cat at a shelter or come across another cat in some unusual way, this is a sign from your deceased cat. They want you to be happy again, they know how much it means to you to have a cat around.

If you feel a connection there with a new cat, take them in. Don’t second guess it if it will make you happy. It’s ok to move forward with a new pet, it’s what your previous cat wants for you.

Will My Cats Spirit Visit Me?

There is no way to say for sure, and there isn’t anything you can do to increase the chance that your cat’s spirit will send you a sign or make themselves known.

All you can do is be mindful and aware of everything that’s going on around you. If you think you notice one of the signs I’ve detailed above, or something else specific to your cat don’t write it off.

Pay attention to what you’re seeing and feeling. Smile and remember the love you had for your cat when they were with you. Remembering our pets after death is important, as is celebrating the times we had with them.


I hope you found this article helpful and interesting. If you want to explore this topic further, please read this article about the power and spirituality of cats.

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