If your cat has been whining, 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 whine in the morning? Possible reasons why your cat whines in the morning are that it is hungry, there is an issue with the room it sleeps in, it is expecting to be fed at a certain time, separation anxiety, or wanting to go outside.
There are actually a number of possible causes 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 whine in the morning?
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.
The cause is likely to be that it is hungry and whining 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 whining 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
It could also be the case that there is an issue with the room it sleeps in that causes it to whine in the morning. The cause could be that the litter box is not in the room it sleeps in and it needs to pee in the morning.
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 whines on weekends when you get up later.
The cause could also be 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.
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It wants to go outside
Another possible reason why it whines is that it wants to go outside. This would be more likely to be the reason if your cat whines while standing by the door that leads outside.
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Things to consider about your cat whining in the morning
Below are a number of things to consider when figuring out the main reason why your cat has been doing it.
What else happened when your cat first started whining in the morning
If your cat did not always whine 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 whine in the morning
If your cat does not always whine in the morning, it would also help to consider what is different when it does not whine. For example, if it only whines 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.
What to do about your cat whining in the morning
Below are some things you can do when dealing with the behavior.
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 whining because it wants access to the litter box.
If your cat has started doing it 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 whine in the morning?
If your cat started whining 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 whine outside my door in the morning?
If your cat whines outside your door, in the morning, it could be because it wants you to feed it or because it has some separation anxiety.