Why would cats, who are known for their “can’t be bothered” attitude, go to all the trouble to communicate with us?
They must be saying something significant.
These are the most common reasons cats meow.
1. To welcome you
– your cat did notice you were gone. Your cat is saying “hello” and “where have you been all this time” with these short meows.
Before your feline companion returns to his customary preoccupations, a little affectionate petting and a few kind words are anticipated in return.
2. To get your attention
Cats meow in order to attract your attention for play, stroking, or some tasty goodies.
3. To get food
It’s usually a good idea to check the food bowl if your cat won’t stop meowing at particular times.
4. To tell you they’re unwell
If your cat meows in the middle of the night, it may be trying to notify you something is wrong.
Several conditions can cause your cat to meow like kidney disease to urinary tract difficulties to arthritis.
If you notice anything unusual about your cat’s sounds, you should always consult your local veterinarian to rule out an illness.
5. To indicate stress
Consider any probable interruptions or changes in your cat’s environment A new house, a new pet, or a new newborn can all raise alarm bells in your pet’s mind.
So be aware of any changes and attempt to reassure your cat by giving them more attention and quiet time.