Interpreting a Cat’s Meow

May 6th, 2019

Not only do cat’s meow for our attention, each meow is trying to tell us something. So it is important to understand what your cat may be trying to tell you. Learning what your cat is trying to tell you is the key to creating a healthy relationship with your furry friend.

There are many reasons why your cat may meow at you, things such as: wanting to outside or wanting to come back inside. They may meow when they are stressed but also meow when they are happy and content. One of the more frequent meows we may hear is when they are hungry!

Here is a simply language guide to help you decipher what your cat may be talking to you about.

Multiple Meows: An excited greeting. E.g. ‘it is so good to see you!’

Short Meow: A quick greeting to say hello!

Low Pitch: Complaint for your wrong doing. E.g. ‘You haven’t opened the door’.

Mid Pitch: A request for something, perhaps in need of attention or food. E.g. ‘Please feed me’.

High Pitch: A cry of pain or anger. E.g. ‘you stepped on my tail’.

Drawn Out Meow: An instant demand for something. E.g. ‘get my food now’.

Listen carefully to your cat and try to interpret what they mean. This will help you to build a loving connection with them.


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