free shipping over $100 (USA & Canada)

1-877-937-4372 the pet expert hotline

free shipping over $100 (USA & Canada)

Matricalm for Cats

Natural Help for Stress Reduction, Anxiety Relief, Behavioral Problems, and Aggression in Cats

USD $44.95
Matricalm for Cats USD $44.95 Add to Cart

Cats meow, purr, and chatter to talk to you! Are you listening?

Pet Care Tips 3 min read
Photo of a orange tabby cat with its mouth open to illustrate a blog about cats meow and other sounds

Humans talk, whereas cats meow. Somewhere along the way, things are bound to be lost in translation, right? Communicating with your kitty is a great way to develop a stronger bond with your little one. But it goes beyond that. Understanding what your kitty is trying to tell you gives you an insight into their overall well-being and how you can help them live their best life.

Cats Meow: Different Meanings

Cats communicate in various ways, including body language, scent marking, and vocalizations. One of the most common sounds cats use to communicate with their human parents is meowing. Cats meow in response to several triggers! This well-known sound can mean a lot of things, from a request for attention or food to a sign of frustration, anxiety, or discomfort.

Understanding what your kitty is trying to tell you gives you an insight into their overall well-being.

With such a variety of meanings, how can you interpret your cat’s meow? Paying attention to your cat’s body language can help you better understand what they’re trying to say. The position of their tail and ears says a lot. What are they meowing at? And how often does this happen? For example, if you’ve noticed that your kitty usually meows at around mealtime every day, you know that’s a call for food.

The type of meow can also help you pinpoint the emotional response of your kitty. If your cat is making a series of short meows, they are most likely asking for attention or food. On the other hand, a long, drawn-out meow may indicate frustration, anxiety, or discomfort.

If your little one is meowing more than usual, consider investigating the root cause with your trusted veterinarian. Any changes to our pets’ behavior could be a sign that something is wrong.

Love is The Universal Language

Photo of a tuxedo cat with its mouth open to represent cats meow and other sounds, and what it means.

How you respond to your furkiddo is just as important as understanding what they are trying to tell you. Reacting to signs of affection with positive reinforcement and love can help strengthen the bond between you and your little one. Some of these sounds are usually a good indication of your little one’s mood:

  • Chirrup: a short, high-pitched sound that’s often a friendly greeting or a sign of excitement. 
  • Squeak: is a softer and higher-pitched sound, which is often a sign of contentment or pleasure. 
  • Purring: If your cat is purring and rubbing against you, it’s likely a sign of affection and a desire for attention. However, if their ears are flattened, or their body is tense, they may be feeling threatened or aggressive.

Your Kitty is Sending You Stress Signals

In the same way that you should react positively to sounds that show their happiness, approach your cat with patience, understanding, and compassion when they’re exhibiting signs of distress. Avoid punishing or scolding them, as this can worsen the situation and damage your relationship with your kitty. Instead, provide them with the support and care they need to feel safe and comfortable. If you hear any of these sounds, consider talking to your vet to help identify the underlying cause: 

  • Teeth chattering: is a unique sound that cats make when they’re excited, anticipating something, or feeling anxious or stressed. 
  • Yowling: is a long, loud, mournful-sounding vocalization that cats use to communicate their displeasure or ask for help. 
  • Caterwauling: is another sound that cats make, which is often associated with female cats in heat, but it can also be a sign of stress or frustration in males.

In cases of stress signals like different-sounding cats meow, aggressive hissing, or stress yowl, natural calming supplements can help. NHV’s holistic vet and master herbalist formulated NHV Matricalm specifically for kitties dealing with stress. You can also add NHV Lesstress to your little one’s regimen for those with excessive anxiety and aggressive behavior. These two supplements can help your cat to keep calm and relaxed naturally.

At NHV, our pet experts can help you understand what your feline kiddo is trying to tell you and recommend natural ways to help. Press the button below to chat with someone on our team. We are happy to help!

Dr. Rebeca Oliveira DVM

Dr. Rebeca Oliveira DVM

Dr. Rebeca is a holistic veterinarian from Brazil with a passion for natural and integrative medicine. She’s been studying integrative medicine and alternative (and healthier) diets since 2015, and now started to study the power of herbs with the NHV Family. In her spare time, you can find her spending time with her golden retriever, Kuga.

Published: May 15, 2023

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like