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Is Your Cat Trying To Speak To You? What To Look For

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Wouldn't it be great if your cat could communicate with you? While the two of you might not be able to communicate in the traditional sense, cats do have a way of speaking to their owners. The goal for you is to learn how to interpret these signs. Here are just some of the things you want to look for.

More Meows

Is your cat meowing non-stop? If your response is yes, it's time to take a closer look. Make sure your cat has been fed, has a clean litter box, and hasn't been neglected, in terms of attention, recently.

If you're able to check yes in each of these boxes, this could serve as an indication your pet is in pain. Cats can use this sound as a way to signal for help. Take a few moments to examine for any signs of a wound. Even if you don't find anything, it's a good idea to take your pet in for an examination just to be on the safe side.

Mischievous Behavior

When a cat that is generally well-behaved has all of a sudden adapted to a more mischievous temperament, it is often a sign of boredom. Just like young children, when cats get bored their mind starts to wander. This pattern can lead them to explore some areas that aren't necessarily good.

Clawing away at shoes, furniture, carpet, and other household items that your cat typically ignored are all signs of this behavior. Take this cue as motivation to invest in more toys for your pet and to rearrange your schedule to set aside more time for play with your furry friend.

Ditching The Litter Box

One of the great things about having a cat as a pet is the fact that they make waste cleanup so easy by eliminating in a litter box. When your cat stops doing this, it's time to pay attention. If you've recently brought another cat or other animal into your home, this act could be a way for them to mark their territory or showcase their dominance.

This type of action could also be a sign that your cat is under stress. Take some time to watch your cat closely and try to get a better idea what is going on.

The better you can interpret your cat's cues, the happier and healthier your cat will be. Always keep your eyes and ears open. For more information, contact local professionals like Coastal Carolina Animal Hospital.