Some cats cry more than others, but why do Persian cats cry? Are they more vocal than other breeds of cats?
Is there a problem if a cat tends to cry too much? All of these questions will be answered in this article.
So, why do Persian cats cry?
Persian cats cry because they could be hungry, in pain, thirsty, seeking your attention, excited, anxious, in heat, bored, or there can be a problem going on inside them that they are looking for you to help them with.
Cats cry or meow. There’s no getting around it, regardless of the breed.
But if meowing seems excessive or out of character for your Persian, that’s when it’s time to try and figure out if there’s a problem.
Is Your Persian Hungry or Thirsty?
If your cat is hungry, they’ll do a few things to let you know about it. Among those things is crying more than usual.
If you own a cat of any breed, you already know how rambunctious a hungry cat can become.
If you own a bunch of cats, you know how they can get if you haven’t had the opportunity to feed them when they expected to eat.
Crying is the least problematic reaction cats have to let you know that they need to eat. If not fed in a timely manner, they’ll try to take it into their own hands, getting into everything they shouldn’t.
The more cats you have, the bigger the clean-up tends to become- depending on what they can get into. So, it’s best to feed them regularly and give them plenty of water. Happy bellies make for happy pets.
Is Your Persian Cat in Pain?
Pain is another reason why your Persian may be crying more than usual. Cats are daredevils, and though Persians tend to have a more laid-back nature than other breed types, they do everything cats do.
Jumping, climbing, scratching, playing, running, and so on are all things cats do, be it frequently or infrequently. Any of those things can lead to some injury or source of pain.
As resilient as they can be, they’re not perfect and can make mistakes that might cause pain.
Yes, they mostly land on their feet, but not always gracefully. Even sharpening their claws can do it if they wind up with a sliver or something embedded in their claw.
With cats, anything can happen. Some common sense and a watchful eye will help you determine whether your cat has injured itself.
For example, a limp can be noticed almost immediately. But also check to see if they’re over-cleaning or giving special attention to a specific area.
Is Your Persian Cat Seeking Your Attention?
Let’s face it; cats are famous for being independent. But there are many exceptions to that rule.
Some love to be around their owners. Others can tend to be lap cats rather than being satisfied simply hanging around.
It isn’t unusual for a cat who feels like being around you to cry if there’s an obstacle that it can’t overcome– A door, for example. An outdoor cat often cries outside the door, hoping to be heard and let in.
When crying for attention fails, the claws break loose as a second option. Scratching at the door or the door frame might be your reward for an unanswered call for attention, so you might want to listen and answer the call to avoid that.
Is Your Persian Cat Excited?
Pent-up energy can also cause your Persian to cry.
Does it want to play, but you are the keeper of the toys?
Have you just gotten home from work or returned home after an extended amount of time?
Maybe it’s been spying out another cat through the window roaming around the yard and can’t get to it? When cats get excited, they can vocalize by chirping or crying.
Any of these scenarios can be traceable or easy to figure out.
If you give the cat some attention after you get home, it’ll chill out after a few minutes and will likely go back to normal.
If it’s crying because it wants to play, and you give it an object to play with (or play catch and fetch with it for a while), it will have gotten what it wanted and should stop crying.
Is Your Persian Cat Anxious?
An anxious cat can respond in several ways, among them is crying. Some cats are anxious by nature; others become so due to things happening around them.
Here are some signs of “separation anxiety” in cats:
- Excessive vocalization (crying, moaning, meowing)
- Not eating or drinking while owner is away
- Eliminating (often urinations) in inappropriate places
- Vomiting, food or hair often are contained in the vomit.
- Excessive self-grooming
- Destructive behavior
- Exuberant greetings when the owner returns home
–The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Sudden noises, strange environments, or out-of-the-norm situations are all things that can make any cat anxious.
If a cat is crying because they’re anxious, it’s because it’s uncomfortable and is looking for you to change the situation or make it better for them somehow.
Comforting an anxious cat can be challenging at times, often because they might tend to get standoffish toward people. Patience and some light detective skills can help you determine what is causing this in your cat.
Giving ample opportunities for attention and finding ways to comfort the cat can ease it up until it’s not as anxious anymore.
Does My Persian Cat Have an Internal Issue?
Persians can meow or cry if they have unseen issues going on inside of them. In some circumstances, when they cry can help to show you why they’re crying.
The easiest example is if you notice it crying at the cat’s box. Crying when trying to relieve itself could indicate that the cat is constipated or is suffering from urinary tract issues.
Some cats cry or even howl, just before spitting up. This behavior is fine because the source of their cry becomes self-evident- stomachache.
However, what is it that made them spit up or upset their stomach? That’s where the concern should rest.
Sometimes it can be something else that isn’t as easy to determine. Circumstances like these are more than worthy of a trip to the vet.
The vet can determine if there is anything wrong in your cat’s system that you’d never know otherwise- until it’s too late.
A crying cat isn’t something unusual or anything to worry about unless it becomes excessive.
If you find your cat crying without apparent reason, a call to the vet is a good course of action.
Despite their cute, cuddly exterior and mild manner, cats are tough. It’s always better to heed what they’re trying to fill you in than to shoosh them when they get noisy.
Because what they’re trying to tell you might be something very important.