If your cat meows from another room, this post will show you why and what you can do about it.
So, why does my cat meow from another room? Likely reasons why your cat meows from another room are that it wants attention, it wants food, separation anxiety, there is a problem with the room it stays in or that it has an injury.
There are multiple possible reasons why your cat meows from another room and it might be due to a combination of reasons. However, there are some things you can consider when figuring out the main cause and there are some things you can do about it.
Reasons why your cat meows from another room
Below are likely causes and what would make each of them more likely.
It wants attention
The reason why your cat does it could be that it wants attention. This would be more likely if your cat rubs itself against you and gets you to pet it when you go into the room.
It wants food
Another possible cause is that it wants food. This would be a lot more likely if your cat does it, in the morning, when you have not fed it yet and it does not meow so much after it has been fed.
Another possible reason is that your cat has some separation anxiety. This would be most likely if your cat is unable to come into your room when it meows from the other room.
There is a problem with the room it stays in
It could also be the case that there is a problem with the room that it normally stays in. The problem could be that the room is too hot, loud, bright or because there are other animals in there that it does not like.
Injury or pain
It might also be the case that your cat has been doing it due to having an injury or being in pain. This would be more likely if your cat has started meowing from another room suddenly and it has been showing other signs of having an injury such as not moving as much and behaving unusually in other ways. In this case, the best option would be to take it to a vet.
It wants to go outside
Another possible reason is that your cat wants to go outside. This would be more likely if your cat meows from the room that leads outside while standing near the door.
Things to consider
Below are some things to consider when figuring out the main reason why your cat has been doing it.
If your cat has always meowed from another room
If your cat did not always meow from another room, it would help to consider what else happened when it first started doing it. If it started doing it suddenly, it might be the case that there was an event that caused it to start such as not being able to stay in your room anymore or a change in the room that it stays in.
What is different when your cat does not meow from another room
If your cat does not always meow from another room, it would also help to consider what is different when it does not meow from another room. For example, if it does not do it when it has access to your room, the reason why it meows is likely to be that it wants to be able to enter your room.
What to do about your cat meowing from another room
Below are some options you have when dealing with the behavior.
Limit reasons why it might be anxious
If your cat seems to be doing it due to being anxious, it would help to try to limit reasons why it might be being anxious. Ways to do so could include ensuring the at the room it stays in is not too hot, loud and that there is a safe space for it to sleep.
Let it come into your room
If you do not mind your cat entering your room with you, another option would be to allow your cat to come into the room when it wants to.
Feed it at a certain time
If your cat has been doing it due to being hungry, it could also help to feed it at around the same time each day so that it knows when it can expect to be fed.
Give it access to food and water
It would also help to give it access to water so that it does not need to tell you when it needs water.
If your cat has been doing it excessively or it seems like it has been doing it due to injury, it could also help to take your cat for a checkup with the vet. By doing so, you should be able to get expert advice tailored towards your particular cat and to rule out injury as a possible cause.