We love that cats have an ability to communicate to us with meowing, other actions their individual ways. Some cats will just purr while others will paw at you to express their love and loyalty. Most cats will meow, whether it be just a few or many for a long time.
Meowing Too Much! Ways cat become less vocal
Don’t ever punish or yell at your cat when they are meowing too much. It could have a lasting effect on your kitty’s behavior and will scare your cat.
Meowing to get your attention
At first, your cat might meow simply because they want your attention to play or eat. However, the meowing can even become excessive if your cat is merely bored or lonely and wants to have a companion!
Changes in your home cause too much meowing
If you moved out of your home or apartment, adopted a new cat or dog, or even something as simple as changing when you go to work, this change might result in your cat’s excessive meowing. There are cats that are overly sensitive and merely rearranging your furniture or a move of their bed can make them feel off. An overly sensitive kitty could meow at the change but will usually accept the new change when ready.
Ways to stop too much meowing:
- Ignore your cat When your cat meows too much, try to ignore your cat. Good to walk away and wait for a minute or until your cat stops meowing. Every time you react to the excessive meowing, you reinforce the wrong behavior. By waiting it out, your cat will quiet down. If you then pet your cat, your kitty will then equate quiet time with petting which is a positive experience.
- Make sure your cat gets enough exercise Cats will sometimes meow a lot simply because they are bored. Kittens and adult cats need daily exercise and to be stimulated and it is important to make the time for some interactive play a couple of times a day. Throw a mouse and get your cat moving. A tired cat is a quiet cat. When you are away, our Pet Sitters, make sure your cat gets plenty of playtimes.
- Teach the quiet command to your cat Some cats love to chat, and owners do not mind responding to their meowing. But if the meowing bothers you, you can instruct your kitty to quiet down by requesting it. When your cat starts to meow, you can kindly say “be quiet” or just “quiet” to your cat. After some practice, your cat can then understand what “be quiet” means and should stop. Once your cat does quiet down, make sure to pet her or give her a rub down to positively reward the right behavior.
Meowing too much new behavior, take your cat to a Veterinarian
If you have a cat that has started to meow excessively and nothing has changed in your environment, make sure to call the vet. Your cat could be sick or even hurt, and a trip to the vet is the best way to find that out quickly. If your vet tells you that your cat is not ill or injured, then you need to look at your cat’s behavior and try to figure out why your cat is meowing and then act accordingly.
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