In today’s world, people need to be careful about not making inappropriate comments to others or touching them without their permission. Now cat experts say you should get consent from your cat before hugging and kissing it.

Experts from charity Cats Protection say that you should watch your cat’s body language to determine if it wants to be touched or held. Of course, behavior officer Daniel Cummings said: “We wouldn’t recommend that people ask their cat if it’s OK to pet them or pick them up. Cats don’t understand English.”

To learn more about asking your cat’s permission to touch and hug it, click here.