While your cat’s meowing may be completely normal, it’s crucial to keep an eye on his needs and health. If you notice that the excessive meowing persists or that your pet is behaving in an unusual way, consult your veterinarian.
Your cat meows incessantly because he has hyperthyroidism
Hyperthyroidism, which is particularly common in older cats, can also lead to increased or exaggerated meowing. Hyperthyroidism is characterized by excessive activity of the thyroid gland, causing increased metabolism and organ/tissue activity in some animals, including cats. Other symptoms include hyperactivity, a faster-than-normal heart rate and weight loss.
Your cat is constantly meowing because she’s not feeling well
Meowing is a cat’s form of vocal communication. Your cat may be trying to tell you about trouble or that something is wrong. A visit to the veterinarian is in order, especially if the meowing is recent and your cat’s behaviour seems unusual.
Your cat is meowing because it wants to eat or drink
Many cats start meowing when it’s time to eat. Cats may meow as soon as you wake up, or as soon as they see someone enter the kitchen. Don’t forget to check his water dish to make sure it’s full, and make sure his litter box is clean and unobstructed. All of these factors may cause him to meow more.
Your cat won’t stop meowing because she’s anxious
A nervous or anxious cat tends to meow more. Any change in his environment, illness or the loss of a loved one can cause him to become anxious. Once you’ve identified the cause of his discomfort, you’ll be able to get him used to the changes he’s experiencing. Give your child more attention and provide yourself with some quiet time during the adjustment period.
Your cat won’t stop meowing because it’s suffering from senility
Like humans, older cats can suffer from neurological problems, including an Alzheimer’s-like disease. Exposed to a form of orientation loss, they meow pathetically for no apparent reason, especially at night. Leave a nightlight on if your cat feels lost at night.
Your cat is meowing because she wants to mate
Females in heat meow excessively, and males do the same when they sense the presence of a female in heat. It’s a racket that’s hard to take. We recommend that you have your cat spayed or neutered.
Meowing for your attention
Just as a child learns to cry to get something, a cat meows to get what it wants. If your cat is meowing to get you to play with him or to get your attention, don’t react. Respond to his requests only when he is silent. If she starts meowing again, move away from her.
He wants to spend quality time with you
Don’t be completely unsympathetic to your cat – give her some quality time every day to let her know you love her. Consider hiring a pet sitter if your cat suffers from being home alone for most of the day.
Your cat may be meowing due to sensory loss
Older cats may begin to suffer from vision problems, loss of smell or hearing, and may begin to meow in an unusual and excessive manner. It is possible that these sensory losses may cause the cat to become confused or irritable.
Your cat may be meowing because it has high blood pressure
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, either alone or in combination with other diseases, is common in aging cats. Symptoms of hypertension in cats include blood in the urine, confused behavior, dilated pupils, etc.
He meows incessantly because he has chronic pain
Cats with chronic pain may meow excessively or unusually. In addition, older cats may suffer from arthritis, neurological pain, oral disease, etc.
Your cat meows incessantly because it is saying “Hello!”
Does your cat start meowing as soon as you walk in the door after a long day at work? Sure, you’re tired and want to rest, but interpret the meowing as a declaration of affection. Isn’t it nice to know that your kitty loves you?
He has a central nervous system disorder and meows excessively
Older cats can suffer from brain tumors. Meningioma is particularly common and can eventually cause neurological and behavioral changes, in addition to excessive meowing.
He belongs to a louder cat breed
Some cat breeds meow more than others. In addition, Siamese and Oriental cats are said to be louder than the average cat.
His diet has changed
Cats that experience a change in diet may begin to meow excessively. For example, if your cat is overweight and needs to eat less food, ask your veterinarian to recommend a food that will satisfy her nutritional needs and hunger (e.g., a high-fiber diet).
He wants to get out of the house (or in!), so he meows
A cat’s meow is the primary means of communication with her owners. If your cat wants to go outside, she’s likely to meow at the door. Similarly, if your cat is outside and wants to come in, she will let you know. In cats that were previously able to go outside and must now stay inside, this can be a problem, and during this transition, the excessive meowing can last for up to several months.
Bored and meowing
Your cat may be meowing because no one is home. If you need to spend more time away from home, you may want to ask a family member or friend to spend some time at home. You can also try buying a variety of games to keep your pet occupied until you return.