A Mournful Cry

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My cat sounds so sad? Why does my cat cry?

A Mournful Cry

A cat is looking for companionship or attention when she gives a series of short mournful cries... ones that will tear at your heart strings. This is one of the more obvious cries for humans to understand.
Another reason your cat may be meowing is because he isn't sufficiently stimulated. Make sure you're engaging in daily interactive sessions.
Live with a cat for a while, and you come to understand the specific meanings of your pet's various meows, which in broader terms usually mean, "Hey, I want something."



8/19/2006 11:47:10 PM
isobel said:

My cat is almost 17, and has only recently begun these mournful calls, even when I am quite near him and have just been patting him. If I talk to him he will stop, but then he will go into another room or just step away and cry a few cries again. Is this part of his aging? Is he hungry? He won't eat very much, though I give him much to choose from. He is not hyperthyroid; I have had him checked recently for all illnesses. He is old, that is all. I don't know why he is doing this. I am around a lot.

11/8/2006 7:29:51 AM
Katie said:

My cat cries all of the time when I am at home. I think it is because she wants attention but sometimes I am busy. She cries all night when I am sleeping and it drives me crazy!

11/30/2008 2:18:10 PM
Victoria said:

i just recently moved into my apartment and every weekend I take my male cat to my parents where there are two other cats (both female and one is neutered) and some kittens. Well when we got back he wouldn't stop crying and meowing and I don't know what to do about it or how to stop it. Anyone have any tips???

6/28/2011 2:05:19 PM
Linda said:

My cat has just recently started waking us up at 3:00am with loud meowing. We tell him "no", he runs away but comes back doing the same. He will walk through our room to his potty in our bathroom,and loudly anounce his approach and departure. What's up? He's 7 or 8 years old and all this is just in the last month.


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