Stop Your Noisy Cat From Meowing Too Much

If your veterinarian has already ruled out underlying medical conditions, then you may want to ignore your pet if she starts to meow at you for something she wants.

Yes, vocalization is a healthy and normal behavior in cats, but if meowing becomes too much that it interferes with how you live your life, you can try some things to minimize your cat’s meows.

If your veterinarian has already ruled out underlying medical conditions, then you may want to ignore your pet if she starts to meow at you for something she wants.  Try not to reward her meowing habits with attention or sweets because this just reinforces the behavior.

Rather, ignore your pet cat when she meows at you.  Offer her the reward when she becomes polite and stays quiet.  It might be challenging when you start it off, but eventually, your pet will learn.

Other approaches to minimizing your pet’s excessive meowing are:

Enriching environments

Foster, an enriching environment to stave off your cat’s boredom and reduce her stress levels.  Install lots of horizontal and vertical scratching items, increase vertical climbing spaces, or put your cat on her leash and have some time outdoors.  You can also try getting your cat a Catio, opportunities to hunt, and/or food puzzles, among others.

Reducing stress

Evaluate your pet cat’s surroundings for possible stressors.  Watch out for insufficient resources, stray cats, or pet overcrowding.  Try to remove these if possible.

If you have any questions or concerns about your pet’s behavior, don’t hesitate to contact your veterinary clinic Raleigh, NC.


Michael Wahn

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