7 Reasons for Cats Meowing All the Time
Sometimes our feline friends express themselves in loud vocal tones, cats meowing all the time. If you have cats meowing constantly, stress is possibly one of the reasons. Not only is it irritating at times, but it is also troubling when you don’t know the message your cat wants you to understand. The explanations are varied, with anything from hunger to “hello, I need your attention.”
Here Are 7 Reasons For Your Cats Meowing All the Time:
Attention Getting Meows
Your cat is asking for your attention. Maybe it’s because your cat is bored or he thinks it’s time to play. It’s best if you don’t jump to every meow your cat makes and only give him attention when the meowing stops or slows.
If the cat continues his meowing, leave the area until he quiets down. Walk away only if the meowing is excessive. When your cat calms down, reward him for the good behavior. Don’t expect miracles, because curbing the loud meowing is a long process. Cats are a member of the family and need a lot of interaction with you. Spending time with your cat, playing and interacting, is essential. It not only gives your cat exercise, but it is important for the well-being of you and your feline’s relationship.
When your cat communicates with you by meowing, it’s possible he is feeling ill. Cats can hide any illnesses from their human companions if their owners don’t know what to look for. You need to ask your self: Is my cat sick? What are sick cat symptoms? Making noise or meowing while losing all interest for food, is a warning of a possible ailment.
If your cat exhibits these symptoms, seek the advice of a veterinarian. This type of behavior is a symptom of illnesses like, kidney or thyroid disease, urination problems, and other health problems. If you’ve never seen your cat act like this before, talk to your vet.
Time to Eat
Food is the main reason for cats meowing with wanting attention a close second. When they have an empty food bowl, they loudly convey their displeasure. By adding canned food to the meal routine, they are tuned to this feeding ritual, knowing at which meal they get the special food. Focused on telling you to hurry up, they’ll follow you around the kitchen until you give them their treat.
Always feed close to the same time each day, making sure there is enough food for your cat. This is the perfect time to clean and refill the water bowl.
Cats have different vocalizations for various stressful situations. Tonal changes occur with occasional meows when they don’t like something or a loud, constant meowing when upset or angry. Cats prefer the familiar so home changes such as bringing in a new animal or a new member of the household can cause stress in your cat.
By learning to understand cat talk, you will know if these scenarios apply to your cat. When they communicate these feelings, look at changes in the home possibly causing the upset. Increase the interaction with your cat until he becomes familiar with the new change. If the household has a new animal, help them socialize and get to know each other.
Signs of Old Age
Old age affects cats much in the same way as people, with confusion and forgetfulness. When they become disoriented and bump into things or get turned around, like humans, they get frustrated. This causes your cat to meow, vocalizing this frustration. Always check with your vet to rule out any underlying causes, then leave some lights on or add nightlights around the house.
Cats in Heat
Cats coming into heat vocalize loudly and often. This basic instinct is for attracting male cats. If male cats detect a female in heat close by, they also vocalize loudly. These loud yowls are irritatingly constant.
Cat overpopulation is a very real problem in many areas of the world. Spaying and neutering is good for your cat’s health and contributes to helping the overpopulation problem.
Meowing is a cat’s way of saying hello and some cats are more vocal than others. Refrain from yelling at your cat, it’s just his way of saying hi.
When their vocalizations become irritating, interaction helps calm your cat. Scolding them for this natural behavior causes fear and anxiety which leads to other issues with behavior.
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