Most of the time, begging isn’t a cause for concern. Begging usually comes with the territory and they can be quite relentless! If you set boundaries, stick to a feeding schedule, and ignore the begging, you can successfully reduce or even stop the begging.
It’s hard to believe but it’s possible! You should note, however, if the begging has reached a concerning level. While an increased appetite is common in older cats, households with multiple cats, and active cats, it could also be a symptom of a medical issue.
Cats like to stretch largely for the same reasons people do: It feels good, and it increases blood flow to the muscles.
Think about how stiff your body is when you just wake up. Now think of the fact that cats sleep between 12 and 16 hours a day. That's right. They're not moving for LONG amounts of time. When cats are sitting still or sleeping, their blood pressure drops, and stretching can reverse that.
Drinking a Lot of Water
Have you noticed your cat drinking more water than usual? If so, it may not be a cause for concern. Many cats simply enjoy drinking water or, like many pets, they eat or drink mainly when you are around so it’s more noticeable.
However, dry cat food might mean they need to drink more water to make up for the lack of hydration within their food. If you’re still concerned and wonder if it's a bit excessive, trust your instincts and take them to the vet.
Not to be confused with meowing, howling has a much deeper pitch. Some cats howl more than others, and if yours doesn't usually make this sound, it might be a sign that your fluffy kid needs to visit a veterinarian. Excessive howling can often be a good indicator that something is not right in the health department.
This can often be considered a cry of pain, and it is important to schedule an appointment with the vet right away to find the source of the pain and trouble before it gets problematic.
Suckling on Blankets
Some kittens and even adult cats like to bite and suckle on blankets. This behavior is used as a self-soothing strategy in cats and has the same function as you see in some children who suck on their thumbs.
When your pet feels distressed or anxious, they might start suckling on a blanket to help them calm down and feel better.