Why Do Cats Meow?

cat sitting on the stairs

Wouldn’t it be great if we knew exactly what our pets wanted when they wanted it? Unfortunately, our feline friends are mysterious creatures and we can’t know for sure what they want to tell us all of the time, but they do have a number of ways that they communicate how they are feeling and what they are thinking and it’s up to us to try and decode it. In this blog post, we will explore why cats meow and what they are trying to tell us when they do this.

 

Why does my cat walk around the house meowing?

On a basic level, when your cat meows at you, he or she is trying to communicate with you. This is how your cat communicated with its mother when he or she was born and this learned behaviour is something you will experience a lot as a cat owner. If your cat or kitten is walking around the house meowing, your pet is trying to get your attention and it is your role to decipher the reason behind this.

 

Why does my cat meow at me for no reason?

Some cats are more vocal than others and if you feel that your cat is meowing for no apparent reason, it could just be part of their nature. For example, Bengal cats and Siamese cats are known for being among the most vocal breeds out there. However, if you feel that your cat is meowing more than usual or the pitch is different, don’t hesitate to get advice from a professional and investigate further. Ignoring your cat could mean you miss any potential SOS signals that they may be giving out.

 

What does it mean when a cat meows at me?

There are various reasons why your cat is meowing at you. Sometimes, cats will meow as a greeting when you arrive home or when they walk into your room. In this case, your pet will enjoy a little bit of affection, a few strokes here and there and be off on its merry way.

 

Why Does My Cat Meow So Much?

However, if your cat continues to meow at you, they are trying to get your attention and you should respond with comforting actions. Check your cat’s food and water bowls at this time, just in case your pet is trying to tell you that they are hungry or thirsty. In some cases, meowing could signal that your pet is stressed or sick and it could be a cry for help.

 

Are cats happy when they meow?

As we mentioned above, cats meowing is simply a method of communicating both positive and negative emotions. The body language your cat displays when meowing can help you to determine whether your cat is happy or sad.

 

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