We’ve all heard the sound of a cat meowing, and usually, it’s a sign from the cat indicating she wants something.
“Directed toward humans, it’s often a solicitation of ‘pet me,’ ‘feed me,’” says Crowell-Davis. “Directed to another cat, it can just be a greeting. Just kind of, ‘hi.’”
Rich also says that meowing is usually a cat trying to tell you what she needs. “Whether it’s attention or food or maybe they want to get access to a room,” she explains.
Rich tell us senior cats may have louder meows as many older cats suffer from hearing loss.
Pet owners should take note of how often their cats meow and the tone of the meow.
“The frequency of the meow is also an indicator of the frame of mind,” Rich says. “A longer meow may indicate worry or they’re annoyed or objecting to something.”
If your cat doesn’t stop meowing, she may need help. A cat owner Rich worked with told her that his cat was meowing more frequently than usual. It turned out the cat had a tooth problem.
Rich says that a soft, deep meow can mean your cat is in a good mood.