Why Won’t My Cat Stop Meowing?
Excessive meowing in cats can be the result of a number of different factors. Whether your cat is hungry, afraid, bored, or sick, it’s important to address the root cause of the meowing.
Here are some reasons for excessive meowing in cats:
Meowing is a basic form of communication for cats. If your cat is following you around and meowing, they may be seeking attention. If you notice this behavior when you are occupied with work or other tasks, then attention-seeking may be the cause of your cat’s meowing.
Sometimes cats will meow constantly out of boredom. If you suspect this is the reason for your cat’s meowing, check out these ways to keep your indoor cat happy. Creating a rich indoor environment helps keep your cat occupied with toys and cat trees.
They Want You to Feed Them
A common cause of meowing in cats is begging for food. Work out with your vet to determine if you're feeding your cat the right amount.
A great option for cats who often beg for food is to use puzzle toys for treats or food. This slows down their eating and makes meal or treat time more engaging. Preventing overeating is very important to keep your cat at a healthy weight.
They Want to Go Outside
Indoor cats will often meow when they want to be let out. A cat door is a great way to let your cat come and go on their own terms and to minimize meowing to be let outside. If your cat is indoor only, you can always leash train them to get them out for some fresh air. Providing some cat grass is also a great way to bring a taste of the outdoors inside. Find out here how much cat grass your cat can eat.
If you’ve ruled out boredom, attention seeking, and other correctable issues and your cat is still meowing excessively, it’s probably time for a trip to your vet. Taking your cat to the vet to rule out any health issues is very important if this behavior starts suddenly or persists for a long time. Stress and aging are common causes of meowing in cats.
Make sure you don’t ignore you cat if they are meowing constantly. Once you get to the root cause, you can correct the issue or treat them for any underlying health problems.