Updated by Amy Granger on Jun 9, 2021
Are you wondering why on earth your cat meows so much? We know that meowing is one of a cat's natural ways of communicating, and it's often accompanied by a cute purring or chirping sound.
But when your cat's meowing becomes excessive, it can be a worrying sign that things might not be right with your feline companion. In this post, we help you understand why your cat meows so much and give you some advice on how to change their worrying behavior.
There are so many reasons why cat's meow. Primarily, it's their main way of communicating with people or other animals. They might meow to say hello, ask for things by getting your attention, or to vocalize their displeasure about something that has happened.
Meowing is part and parcel of a cat's character, and many cat owners find it endearing when their cat vocalizes something. If it's associated with purring and other displays of affection, meowing is a sign that your cat is happy and content and is showing you love.
However, if your cat consistently meows and you have no idea why, it could be a sign that they're frustrated, in pain, or are trying to communicate something to you that you haven't yet picked up on.
While meowing is perfectly natural, if your cat is meowing a lot, it could be a sign that something isn't right. Remember, every cat is different, but their constant meowing could be a sign of one or more of the following seven issues:
To stop loud and continuous meowing in cats, you first need to establish why they're meowing. As introduced above, your cat might be meowing for a whole host of reasons. Spend time with your cat and analyze the situation. If you can't work it out and you think there might be an issue, schedule an appointment with your vet and ask for their advice.
Make small changes in your cat's life to try and stop the meowing. By process of elimination, you will ultimately be able to understand why your cat is meowing and take action to change the behavior. Try the following four techniques, to begin with:
The truth is, your cat won't be meowing at you for no reason. As we've introduced, you will need to work out why your cat is meowing and take action to change their environment.
Your cat may be meowing in the morning for various reasons. They might be meowing to wake you up because they're so happy to see you! Alternatively, they may be hungry, or they might need you to change their litter tray. Spend a bit of time getting to know your cat's personality so you can work out why they're meowing at that particular time.
Like in the morning, you will need to work out what factors contribute to your cat's meowing. As well as being hungry, consider the fact that your cat might not be happy with where they're sleeping at night. Also, something [like squirrels] might be entering the garden at night, distracting your cat and causing them to meow. By making small changes, you will be able to work out why your cat is meowing at a particular time of the day.
The key takeaway from this article is that cats meow for many reasons. You need to spend time getting to know your cat's personality and make small changes over time that will help to calm your cat.
If you're worried that your cat's meowing is a sign of distress, illness, or injury, make sure you take them to the vet right away and book them in for a check-up. If they're not injured or ill, your vet will also be able to guide you on how to try and stop your cat from meowing for seemingly no reason at all.