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Understanding Your Cat’s Meowing

Cats are known for their meowing, but why do they make so much noise? As it turns out, cats “speak” through meowing for a variety of reasons. Understanding the source of your cat’s meows can help you better understand and respond to her needs.

Why Cats Meow

One of the most common reasons cats meow is to communicate with humans. It’s believed that cats may have adapted this behavior from kittens who used meowing as a way to get their mothers’ attention when they were hungry or needed something. Over time, adult cats began using this same vocalization in order to get what they want from people too!

Another reason cats may meow is because they’re feeling stressed or anxious about something. They could be scared by loud noises outside or simply overwhelmed by visitors in the home—both these situations can cause them to feel uneasy and start vocalizing more than usual.

Additionally, older cats may start yowling if they’re suffering from cognitive decline due to aging and don’t remember how else to express themselves or ask for help/attention. If your cat has started exhibiting signs of increased vocalization recently, it might be worth taking him into the vet for a check-up just in case there are any underlying medical conditions causing distress .

How To Respond

Depending on why your cat is meowing so much will determine how best you should respond . If she seems distressed , offering her some comfort such as petting her fur softly can often help calm down an anxious kitty . Alternatively , if she ‘s looking for food then providing her with some treats should satisfy her need quickly . Lastly , if there doesn’t seem like an issue at hand ( other than wanting attention ) then ignoring the behavior might be best until it stops completely – rewarding it will only encourage further vocalizations !