Certain cat breeds are more talkative than others, that’s a fact. However, it is not because they need to express themselves throughout the day that they hurt our ears. In this sense, if your cat tends to meow excessively loudly, it is certainly not to annoy you. But, even if it is not necessarily a cause for concern, it can sometimes indicate a health problem.
1. It is deaf
If your cat was born deaf, it’s likely that their meows have been very loud since it was a toddler. But it can also become deaf over time, due to an untreated ear infection, for example. In any case, deaf cats cannot hear themselves meowing and therefore cannot control the volume of their voice.
Note that if your cat begins to meow very loudly overnight, it is necessary to take them quickly to the veterinarian to have their ears checked.
2. It has a thyroid problem.
Thyroid problems in cats can cause a loud, throbbing meow. This hoarse meow resembles that which a cat in heat might make. If these mewings are accompanied by other unusual symptoms (hair loss, change in behavior, digestive disorders, weight gain or loss, etc.), a visit to the veterinarian is in order.
3. It is senile
If your cat is older and has recently had a tendency to meow very loudly and almost desperately, especially at night, then it probably has cognitive dysfunction. Indeed, just like us, cats can be affected by disorders similar to Alzheimer’s disease when they get older. They are then regularly in states of confusion and seem completely disoriented.
Unfortunately, there is no solution to treat senile cats. But you can always try to leave a small light on at night so your feline doesn’t feel completely lost.
4. It is hungry
The excitement of the imminent arrival of mealtime can cause your cat to meow particularly loudly. Especially if you always end up giving them their food or a little treat to make them wait. To stop the unwanted meowing, ignore it until it calms down. And only then can you feed it.
5. It wants your attention
If your cat absolutely wants to play with you or if it wants a cuddle and it noticed that the louder it meowed, the more likely it was to get what it wanted, this explains their behavior. In this case, as with food, ignore it until it stops meowing.
6. It is scared
Fearful cats can vocalize particularly loudly when left alone or accidentally locked in a closet, for example. If this is the case for your cat, be sure to provide them with a place of their own in the house, where it can feel safe when you are away.