Why Does Your Cat Meow So Much?
As we know, the meow of cats is one of their ways of communicating with other cats, us and with their environment. Cats can use vocalizations, purring, and body language to express emotions such as fear, aggression and happiness.
Of course, the amount of meowing varies by cat. But when our little furry friends meow so excessively or too intensely, you will need to figure out the cause first. Once you know the cause, you can then work to get your cat to meow less.
Here are the possible translations of the meow of your cat:
1.Your cat is greeting you.
Many cats meow when their people come home, or even when they just meet them in the house. If your cat meows to you when you come home, your cat is simply happy to see you. This is a habit that’s difficult to break.
2.Your cat is hungry.
Most cats know how to tell their human parents that it’s time for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Some cats meow every time someone walks in the kitchen, hoping to get a bite. Or they just run around after their human parents, meowing the whole time if they think dinner is going to be late.
3.Your cat is hurt
Cat meows may indicate that there is something medically wrong, especially if the behavior isn’t typical. If your cat suddenly begins to meow excessively, immediately take him/her to be evaluated by a veterinarian.
4.Your cat is sick
If your cat suddenly begins to meow excessively and you are afraid that he/she may be sick, it’s best to start by ruling out any possible illness by booking an appointment with your vet. According to Web MD, numerous diseases can cause a cat to feel hunger, thirst, or pain, all of which can lead to excessive meowing.
5.Your cat doesn’t want to be alone
If your cat spends too many hours a day alone, he/she may become anxious and even meow excessively. Your cat is telling you that he/she doesn’t want to be alone. If your cat is left alone for lengthy periods of time, think about getting a pet sitter to drop in during the day or find other ways to enrich your cat’s life.
6.Your cat needs your attention
Sometimes your cat meows simply because he/she want your attention and knows that meowing can achieve that. In spite of their famously independent nature, cats don’t like being alone. Cats often meow to initiate play, petting or to get you to talk to them.
7.Your cat is stressed
According to Web Md, cats that are experiencing stress often become more vocal than normal. Your cat may also get stressed and more meow often if you are bringing home a new cat or baby, or moving to a new house. Try to discover what is stressing your cat and help your cat adjust to the change. If that’s not possible, give your cat extra attention and quiet time to help soothe her.
8.Your cat wants to breed.
Cats will meow or yowl when they are seeking sexual interaction. If your cat isn’t spayed or neutered, then you are going to hear a lot more meows. Female cats yowl when they are in heat, and male cats yowl when they smell a female in heat. Getting your cat spayed or neutered will effectively prevent this, which is also good for your cat’s health.
9.Aging cats also meows
You have to understand that because of age, cats meow because of confusion. They are like us, and they seem to become forgetful as they age. They usually meow to show their feelings and emotions. They also meow because they want you to pay attention to them. They meow to communicate.
Age cats may also become disoriented and often cry plaintively for no apparent reason, especially at night. If you find the meows of your cat are continuous and you see that you cat is uncomfortable and feeling sick, rush him/her to see the vet so your cat will be check.
Stop react, but don’t ignore!
If you want to stop your pet meowing for attention, stop reacting to them, and only pay attention to them when they’re quiet. You can also try leaving the room every time they start being noisy again.
But be careful! You should never ignore your pet. It’s important to spend time with them on a daily basis.