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The reason why your cat meows

Cats are known to be the most self-sufficient of all pets, but have you ever wondered why your cat can’t stop meowing? Cats will meow for many reasons. Some simple reasons may include needing food or water, wanting attention, or needing a clean litter box.  

If your pet is not being fed on a set schedule, this could cause them to demand more attention from their owner. It is better to consult with an animal behaviourist if you have any trouble determining what might be causing your cat’s incessant meowing. Here in this blog, we will discuss ten reasons why your cat won’t stop meowing.  

They are greeting you 

Cat’s meow when they see their owner after a long time. The sound of kitty chatter fills the air, and it’s all because these furry friends can’t help showing how much they care for you by making this sweet noise. They do love spending time with people, so if someone has been away from home or work too long, they will show their love in return.  

When in pain  

Cat’s meow when they are in pain. This is not always a cry for help, but it can signify that an animal or person has been injured and needs assistance. Sometimes cats will emit various other sounds, including meows of distress which have been known as growls. However, if your kitty is in any kind of pain, she will not stop meowing.  

When feeling hungry  

When you make cats hungry, they meow. A lot! Meowing for food is a universal sign that we should feed our furry friends or else face the consequences. Begging all day long for food when you are not around is the leading cause of this problem.  A scientist has observed this phenomenon with cats who would yelp at their owner if left on an empty stomach. Despite being very independent, cats are just more vocal about expressing their needs.  

I want attention  

They say that cats are aloof and often do not show their emotions, but like humans, cats meow when they need attention. A study on cats suggests why these furry creatures have this habit: it is so we can understand what our pet really wants from us.  During heat  Female cats get excited to find a mate and can be very vocal about it. They make these high-pitched meows that sound like they’re in pain or discomfort, but all the while trying out their pitch for attracting on potential males. Males also seem eager for love, too; some scientists believe this is because males often meow a lot.  

Separation anxiety  

Cats generally like to live alone, but when a cat suffers from separation anxiety, they meow and search high and low for their owner. They will start meowing and will not stop until they see you again. If you often suffer from such situations, train your kitty from an early age to be comfortable without seeing you for periods of time.  

During stress 

Cats meow when they are stressed out. This may not the most logical thing for them to do, research shows that it can be a way of letting their pet parents know how bad things have gotten for help or attention from them.  There is a lot of potential for stress in cats. There’s no shortage when we think about the various factors that can contribute to their mental state. Cats can suffer from food stress, environmental stress, and most importantly, the stress of change in owner or home.  

When scared 

Cats make a lot of noise when they’re scared. It’s not just their meows but also the way that cats jump around and vibrate all over; it sounds like there could be an army on patrol in your house. Few things that can scare your cats are getting lost in unfamiliar territories, such as an empty room or backyard.  


A cat can meow when she is angry. Cats are typically easy-going animals and will never show any signs of anger or aggression until they’re bothered by something- like when their owner leaves for work, leaving them alone at home. Similarly, cats can also get angry when they don’t get food of their choice.  

Old age 

Senior felines are also talkative and expressive; each personality ranges from shyness (rare) to friendly in nature. Senior cats are a vulnerable group, and they suffer from different a disease that’s why they meow. A cat is considered an old lady when she has lived 10+ years. One of the most exciting things about cats is their life span. Some can live until 15-20, while others start showing symptoms of old age after 7 to 8 years of age.  


Cats are known for their meowing, but that doesn’t mean it’s always a good thing. If your cat is constantly meowing at you to be let out or fed, there could be an underlying health problem causing the excessive vocalizations. Consult with your veterinarian if this sounds like your situation.  

See our article on more cat behavior here.