Did you know that cats meow to people but not to other cats?
As a cat parent, you will be familiar with the sound of your kitty meowing – and you’ve almost certainly asked yourself the question: “why is my cat meowing?”
After all, who doesn\\\’t want to know what their feline friend is thinking as they meow, early in the morning, or while weaving through your legs?
From ‘’Hello!’’ to \\\”I\\\’m hungry\\\” we\\\’ll try to analyze the circumstances and help you understand your furry friend a little better.
Reasons your cat may be meowing
For the most part, cats meow only to communicate with people and not with other animals. However, kitties meow to let their mother know that they are hungry or cold. So, these are the reasons why your cat is meowing:
- Say hello. Some cats may greet you when you arrive home, or even when you pass next to them in the house
- Seeking attention. Although most people believe that cats prefer to be on their own, cats often meow to initiate play, petting, or to get you to talk to them
- Say that they\\\’re hungry. Your kitty will make sure to let you know that it\\\’s feeding time. You might also notice that he becomes more vocal as time passes.
- Need breeding. Cats that aren’t neutered will make a lot more noise. Females yowl when in heat and males yowl when they smell a female.
- Stress. A new pet in the house, rehoming or even the loss of a loved one may cause your cat to meow more than usual. Try to find out what is causing the stress and help your cat get used to the changes. Why Do Cats Meow
- Getting old. Just like humans, cats can suffer from mental confusion, as they get older. This could make your cat meow or cry for no apparent reason. case, you should visit your vet who can prescribe medication.
- Illness. If your cat keeps meowing this can be a sign of illness or that he is in pain. If this behavior is something new for your cat, you should contact your vet.