If your cat meows, when you get up, 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 get up? Possible reasons why your cat meows when you get up are separation anxiety, hunger, it wants attention, or an issue with the room it stays in when you’re gone.

There are actually a number of possible reasons why your cat has been doing it 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 it.

Why does my cat meow when I get up?

Below are a number of possible reasons why your cat meows or cries when you get up and what would make each of them more likely to be the main reason.

Separation anxiety

The reason why your cat meows, when you get up, might also 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.

Hunger

The reason why your cat meows, when you get up, might also be that it is hungry and it thinks that you are getting up to feed it or it is reminding you to feed it. This would be more likely if it tends to do it more when you have not fed it for a while or if your cat meows at around the same time that you would normally feed it.

It wants to go outside

Another possible cause is that your cat wants to go outside. This would be more likely if your cat tends to do it more when it has not been able to go outside for a while and if it goes to the door when you get up.

An issue with the room it stays in

It might also be the case that there is an issue with the room that your cat normally stays in. The room might be too loud, your cat might not have access to a litter box, or there might be other pets in there that it does not like.

Fear

It could also be the case that something has been causing it to be fearful while you are not around. The reason why your cat might be fearful could be another pet that it does not like.

It wants attention

Another possible reason is that your cat is meowing 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 meowing or if it does it more at around the same time that you would normally give it attention.

Things to consider about your cat meowing when you get up

Below are some things to consider when figuring out the main reason why your cat has been meowing when you get up.

If your cat has always meowed when you get up

If your cat did not always meow, when you get up, it would help to consider what else happened when your cat first started doing it. If your cat started doing it suddenly, it might be the case that your cat has learned that the behavior is rewarded or that you started feeding it later than usual.

What is different when your cat does not meow

If your cat does not always meow, when you get up, it would also help to consider what is different when your cat does not meow.

If your cat tends to meow more when you get up to leave the house, it would be more likely that your cat is doing it due to separation anxiety or hunger.

What to do about your cat meowing when you get up

Below are some options you have when dealing with the behavior.

Give it access to food and water

Since it might be meowing 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.

Give it things to be distracted with

Another thing that could be of some use would be to give your cat something, such as a toy, to be distracted with while you are away.

Why does my cat meow when I stand up?

Your cat might meow, when you stand up, for any of the reasons mentioned above. It would help to consider what else happened when your cat first started doing it and what is different when your cat does not meow when you stand up.

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