If your cat has been meowing when you are in the shower, 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 meow when I am in the shower? Possible reasons why your cat meows when you are in the shower are that it thinks you are in danger, it has separation anxiety, or because it does not like the sound of the water.
There are actually a number of possible reasons why your cat has been meowing when you shower and it could 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 meow when I shower?
Below are a number of possible reasons why your cat has been doing it and what would make each of them more likely to be the main reason.
It thinks you are in danger
The reason why it does it might be that it thinks you’re in danger. This would be more likely if it does it when anyone is using the shower, if it only starts meowing when you turn the shower on and not before and if it seems anxious when you get out of the shower.
The cause could also be that it has some separation anxiety. This is where your cat does not like being left without you and it gets anxious when it is left alone. This would be more likely to be the reason if your cat also meows when you leave it in other situations such as when you leave home or go to bed.
It does not like the water
Another possible cause is that it does not like the sound of the water, the sight of the water, or because some of the water has been splashing on to it. This would be more likely if your shower does not have a curtain and some of the water could hit the cat.
Things to consider
Below are some things you can consider when figuring out the main reason why your cat has been doing it.
If your cat has always meowed when you shower
If your cat did not always meow, when you shower, it would help to consider what else happened when your cat first started doing it. If it started doing it suddenly, it could be because you stopped using a curtain in the shower, there was a stressful event such as you slipping in the shower or because your cat got very wet one time.
What is different when your cat does not cry when you shower
If your cat does not always meow when you use the shower, it would also help to consider what is different when your cat does not meow. For example, if your cat does not meow when other people are around, it could be due to separation anxiety.
What to do about your cat meowing when you shower
Below are some options you have when dealing with the behavior.
Distract it or get it to stay in another room
Another option would be to give it distractions when you are in the shower. Things you could give it would include toys. You could also get it to stay in a room that is far from the room you shower in so that it is less likely to react to it.
Change shower curtain so that it can’t see you
If you currently do not have a shower curtain or it is transparent, you could try getting an opaque shower curtain so that your cat can’t see you when you are in the shower.