The Meaning of Meow

Bubba loves to talk.

Bubba is a talker. When I walk into a room, he will usually look up and meow. If I respond, Bubba will continue the “conversation” for a while. It is one of the things I love about him.

Meowing is among the many ways cats communicate, and some senior cats may start “talking” a lot. What are they trying to tell you?

Excessive vocalizing could mean they are in pain, hungry, losing their hearing — or they simply need more attention. Cats can be very skilled at hide physical problems, so when they start meowing a lot, it could mean a problem. Constant meowing could also be a sign of confusion or fear, possibly indicating feline dementia. Humans who have a strong bond with their senior pal are usually attuned to the cat’s needs but it is important to take it to the vet immediately if the animal has exhibits any changes in behavior.

Your cat’s senior years should be a time when it receives extra loving attention. The wisdom and love elderly felines offer should be honored as often as possible because every day with them is a gift.

More resources for senior cat care:

Catster.com

Buzzle.com

Vet.cornell.edu

Cat-world.com.au

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