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Why Does My Cat Meow So Much?

By January 30, 2020June 12th, 2020Cats

Cats meow to communicate with humans. This is a learned behavior from their time as kittens when meowing would get its mother’s attention. Adult cats generally do not meow at each other. Read on to find out what makes cats vocalize more than usual.

Cats would vocalize their desire to be let outside, inside the house or to be fed. Prolonging the vocalization would lead most owners to give in to their demands. Vocalization is a learned behavior so slowly letting your cat know that you will not respond until it quietens down is one method of training your cat not to vocalize as much. Do not ignore your cat but respond during quieter intervals.

Excessive vocalization could also be an indicator of some health issues. Cats would meow in pain or when they experience neurological issues such as losing their sense of balance or hearing. Stress and anxiety also causes cats to vocalize.

Take your cat to a veterinarian or a veterinary behaviorist to see if the vocalization is of a medical or behavioral nature. From there, a plan can be worked out to reduce the vocalization your cat makes to a more tolerable level.