Cat Excessive Meowing and Yowling: Why Cats Meow
Did you know that when cats meow, they are trying to tell you something? Like any other fur friend, your cat communicates with you through their actions …. and their powerful vocalization. Find out below what your cat is trying to tell you.
Your cat wants your attention
Felines are typically independent but that doesn’t mean that they can’t get social too. However, like any other beings, cats can get lonely too especially when they are left alone for a long period of time. If you have been neglecting your fur friend for a while now, then start paying attention to them. Talk to them, cuddle them, or just spend a few minutes with your cat to ease their loneliness.
Your cat is sick
Cats can get sick too, especially as they age. Excessive meowing and yowling can be a sign that your furry friend is feeling under the weather. Overactive thyroid and kidney problems are some of the diseases that cats suffer due to old age. If your cat is meowing and yowling excessively and has no interest in food, then bring your furry friend to a veterinarian right away to monitor its health.
Your cat is in heat
Mating season is another reason why our unneutered cats meow and yowl excessively that it sometimes leaves us with many sleepless nights. This powerful, and sometimes irritating, vocalization of cats is their way of telling other felines that they have sexually matured and are looking for love. Cat’s mating season typically falls in spring and autumn. You can consider getting your cat spayed or neutered to address this issue.
Your cat is stressed
There are a lot of reasons why your cat gets stressed. It could be the new surroundings, sudden building noise, competition against other pets, inappropriate handling, and a threat to name a few. Feeling anxious and nervous can lead your cat to excessive meowing. Give your feline some tender, loving, care to soothe their emotions and stop the noisy behavior.
Your cat is hungry
You will know if your cat is hungry when it is meowing excessively around feeding time. It is their way of calling your attention and reminding you that it is mealtime already. To prevent this scenario from happening, make sure that your furry friend is getting enough food and is eating at the right time.
If your cat is meowing and yowling excessively, it is important to find out the reasons behind their behavior. This will help you to keep them quiet and to keep your furry friend in their best health condition. For more information on your taking care or noticing signs of concern with your cat, contact us at Niguel Animal Care Center.