Has your cat been extra vocal lately? If so, you might be wondering why does my cat meow so much. It could be a couple of different things, so let’s take a closer look to see what’s going on.
The Reasons Cat’s Meow
Reasons for meowing change as the kittens turn into cats. So it could be anything depending on how old your cat is. If it’s a kitten it might just be trying to find its voice and if it’s an older cat, it might be confused and meowing helps it gather it’s brain back to where it’s supposed to be. I had a cat like that a few years back. But some of the other main reasons as to why your cat is meowing could be:
1. Your Cat Could be Sick
He might be sick. If a cat is feeling ill he will try to communicate with you to get you to understand and help him feel better. Or he will meow because he is in pain and needs to whine just like people do. If you think this might be the case, look up symptoms and if it seems that your cat is sick, take him to the vet to see if they can give him some medicine to get better faster.
2. Your Cat Just Wants Attention
A less dramatic case would be that he wants attention. Cats are natural attention seekers and if he suspects that you have not given him your attention all day, he might start to meow to get you to focus on him for more than 2 minutes. Cats are easy to care for but they do require a lot of attention an this could easily be why your cat is meowing, even an hour of attention isn’t enough for them.
3. Your Cat is Hungry or Needs Water
He might be hungry and he is trying to ask for food. Cats are very smart creatures and if his food bowl is empty and he’s hungry, he might try to get you attention by meowing and leading you to his bowl. If he is trying to lead you somewhere, follow him. If he brings you to his food and water bowls, go ahead and refill it and he will stop meowing.
4. Your Cat Missed You
If he meows a lot when you come home after being gone for a few hours or all day, he is just trying to greet you and let you know that he missed you while you were away. This is one of the most loving meows you can receive from a cat and will often lead to him wanting cuddles to welcome you back.
5. Your Cat is in Heat
Cats that want to breed also meow constantly at certain times of the year. If you have a female cat that has yet to be fixed, she might become in heat and then she will constantly meow. But if you get her fixed this problem will be resolved easily.
In the end, just try to listen to your cats. If they are leading you somewhere, they are probably hungry. If they are sitting in one spot then they are probably sick.
If they are roaming the house and meowing, they are probably in heat. And if they are all over you after you have been gone all day, they might want attention from their owners.