If your cat becomes very affectionate in the morning, this post will show you a number of possible reasons why and what you can do about them.
So, why is my cat so affectionate in the morning? Possible reasons why your cat is affectionate in the morning are that it wants attention, separation anxiety, it wants food or water, or that it is just glad to see you.
There are actually a number of possible reasons why your cat is so affectionate in the morning and it might be due to a combination of reasons. 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 them.
Why is my cat so affectionate in the morning?
Below are a number of possible reasons why your cat is so affectionate in the morning and what would make each of them more likely.
The reason why your cat is very affectionate, in the morning, might be that it has some separation anxiety. This is where your cat does not like being left alone and being left alone causes it to become anxious. This would be more likely if your cat does it more when it seems like you are leaving and if it becomes anxious when you are leaving.
Related: Why does my cat meow when I leave?
It wants attention
Another possible reason is that your cat is doing it for attention. This would be more likely if your cat tends to do it when you have not been giving it much attention, if you tend to give it more attention when it starts showing you affection or if it does it more at around the same time that you would normally give it attention.
It wants food or water
The cause could be that your cat is hungry and trying to get your attention to let you know that it is hungry. This would be more likely if your cat is very affectionate and loud before you feed it, when you wake up in the morning, and it stops being affectionate after you feed it. If you don’t feed it in the morning, it could help to try feeding it in the morning instead.
It’s glad to see you
It might also be the case that your cat is just glad to see you. This would be more likely if it still does it after being fed and it does not seem to be very anxious when you are leaving.
Things to consider about your cat being affectionate in the morning
Below are some things to consider when figuring out the main reason why your cat has been doing it.
If your cat has always been affectionate in the morning
If your cat has not always been very affectionate, in the morning, it would help to consider what else happened when it first started doing it. If it started doing it suddenly, it could be due to things such as a change in the time that you feed it, a change in the time that you wake up, or a change in the room that it stays in.
What is different when your cat is not affectionate in the morning
If your cat is not always very affectionate, in the morning, it would help to consider what is different when it is. For example, if it is only affectionate before getting fed, the cause would be more likely to be due to wanting food.
What to do about your cat being affectionate in the morning
Below are some options you have when dealing with the behavior.
Give it access to food and water
Since your cat could be doing it because it wants food or water, it would help to make sure that your cat has access to food and water when it might need it.
Let it stay where it wants to
If your cat currently has to stay in a certain room, when you are not around, it could also help to let it stay in a different area since the room might be causing it to get anxious.
Limit reasons why it might be fearful
It would also help to limit reasons why it might get fearful when you are not around. Ways to do so could include letting your cat stay in a different room than your dog if you have one or letting your cat stay in a quieter room.
Let it continue
If your cat seems to be just be being affectionate in the morning, another option would be to just give it some attention in the mornings. Afterward, you could give it things such as toys to be distracted with.
Why has my cat suddenly started being affectionate in the morning?
If your cat started meowing 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 something caused it to start being anxious when you are not around.