If your cat has been crying, in the morning, you might be wondering why and what you can do about it. This post will show you a number of possible causes and what you can do about them.
So, why does my cat cry in the morning? Possible reasons why your cat cries in the morning are that it is hungry, it has an issue with the room it sleeps in, it is used to be fed at a certain time, separation anxiety, or wanting to go outside.
There are actually a number of possible reasons why your cat might cry in the morning and it might be due to a combination of them. However, there are a number of things you can consider when figuring out the main cause and there are a number of things you can do about it.
Why does my cat cry in the morning?
Below are a number of possible reasons why your cat has been crying in the morning and what would make each of them more likely to be the main reason.
The cause is likely to be that it is hungry and it is crying to let you know that it is hungry. This would be more likely if your cat cries before you feed it, in the morning, and it stops crying after you feed it. If you don’t feed it in the morning, it could help to try feeding it in the morning instead.
An issue with the room it sleeps in
Another possible cause is that there is an issue with the room it sleeps in that causes it to cry in the morning. One issue could be that the litter box is not in the room it sleeps in and it needs to pee in the morning. Another issue might be that it shares the room with a pet that it does not like.
A change in its morning schedule
If you usually wake up at a certain time, but you have started waking up at different times, the cause could be that it is used to waking up at a certain time. Cats generally like having a routine and it can cause them to behave abnormally when their routine is disrupted. This would also likely be the cause if your cat cries on weekends when you get up later.
Another possible cause is that it has some separation anxiety. This is where it does not like being left alone and the prospect of being left alone causes it to become anxious. This would be more likely if it starts showing signs of becoming anxious when you are about to leave it at night.
It wants to go outside
It might also be the case that your cat cries because it wants to go outside. This would be more likely to be the reason if your cat cries while standing by the door that leads outside.
Things to consider about your cat crying in the morning
Below are some things to consider when figuring out the main reason why your cat has been doing it.
What else happened when your cat first started crying in the morning
If your cat did not always cry in the morning, it would help to consider what else happened when it first started doing it.
If your cat started doing it suddenly, it would be more likely to be due to things such as you waking up at a different time than normal, illness, injury, or if it had to start sleeping in a different room.
What is different when your cat does not cry in the morning
If your cat does not always cry in the morning, it would also help to consider what is different when it does not cry. For example, if it only cries on weekends, the cause would be more likely that it is expecting to get up at the same time that it does during the week.
How to get my cat to stop crying in the morning?
Below are a number of things you can do to stop your cat from crying in the mornings.
Make sure it has access to the litter box
If your cat does not currently have access to the litter box, in the morning, it would help to make sure that it does since it might be crying because it wants access to the litter box.
If your cat has started crying suddenly and it has been showing signs of being ill, the best option would be to get help from a vet. By doing so, you should be able to get expert advice tailored towards your particular cat and to deal with illness as a potential cause.
Give it a regular routine
It could also help to try to wake up at around the same time daily so that it knows when it can expect to get fed.
Why is my cat suddenly cry in the morning?
If your cat started crying suddenly, it might be due to a sudden change in its morning routine such as if you started waking up later than usual. It could also be the case that the room it sleeps in changed or because it got an illness.
Why does my cat cry outside my door in the morning?
If your cat cries outside your door, in the morning, it could be because it wants you to feed it or because it has some separation anxiety.