Cat Meowing Or Crying Can Be A Sign Of Attention
Loud meowing or crying can be a sign of a cat's attention-seeking behavior. Causes of excessive vocalization can be physical or emotional, or both. What seems to be a "behavior problem" may be normal behavior in a cat. Cats, like humans, can be quite pitiful in their efforts to feed their addiction to treats. Treats should not make up more than 10% of your cat's daily calories. Several small meals a day are actually better for cats than one big meal in the morning or evening. Some cats need more human attention. Find special times for playing, lap-cuddling, and petting for these cats. Cats like routine. If they know that lap time is coming soon, they'll leave you alone. Many cats actually enjoy a back-and-forth conversation with humans. If your cat suddenly starts meowing insistently, it could be trying to tell you it is in pain or discomfort. A trip to the Vet is indicated here to rule out medical problems. Anxiety and stress can be improved by regular petting or play sessions in a quiet place and providing toys, vertical space, and other forms of environmental enrichment. In rare cases, anti-anxiety drugs may be indicated. Many of these attention- seeking behaviors can be the result of recent changes in the household. If you suspect your pet is sick, call your vet immediately. Provide environmental enrichment for your cat is imperative. . . .