Why Does My Cat Come To Me When I Yell?

Cats are highly intelligent animals who have evolved to be very in tune with their environment. They can sense the subtle temperature changes, smells and even our emotions which is why they come running when we yell or cry out for them. Cats also rely on us humans as a source of security; cats that live indoors where there aren’t any natural predators will almost always respond positively towards someone calling their name because it means safety from potential danger.

There could be various reasons behind this behavior: 

Comfort & Reassurance

When cats hear you call for them, it comforts them to know that somebody needs and cares about them since not all owners give the same amount of attention to every cat. This makes your kitty feel important and loved by its owner. That’s why some people suggest talking softly instead of shouting if your feline friend doesn’t immediately show up – he’ll eventually! 


It has been said anecdotally that although cats may seem snobbish at times due to disinterest during calls, once they do show up, curiosity drives further actions like meowing vigorously while rubbing against objects (even sometimes yourself).  


At certain points within an animal’s life, such as kittenhood or early adulthood, increased neediness might ensue, thus leading to vocal signals detectable only within proximity being favored over more distant/faint ones like purring etc. hence responding quickly whenever loudly called upon, regardless of whether actual hazards exist or otherwise.   

Affection Seeking

Like many other species, including human beings themselves, cats too crave love & affection. Being praised often increases the craving for recognition, thus making one want more than what was already given earlier, again seeking purposeful effort via loud voice commands, providing him yet another opportunity worthy enough worth winding through challenging pathways to engage properly with his beloved companions.  Lastly, despite having individualistic personalities among different breeds, each possesses unique attributes; however, most would agree sooner rather than later that shouts sound alike regardless of breed. Therefore, good luck getting past sneaking pets lying around household corners! 

Familiarity & Attachment

In cases where parents repeatedly call upon one cat amongst multiple felines living together under the same roof, this signifies how strongly bonded both parties are since familiarity through regular interactions builds strong connections over time. It also means that a specific individual feels comfortable enough with his caregiver(s) not only to rely heavily on them for physical care necessities (food, shelter etc.) but psychological needs too, e.g. support during times of distress hence respective pet would instinctively reach out whenever he’s feeling overwhelmed/scared without fail every single time!  

Food Rewards

For hungry pets waiting eagerly for mealtime to arrive soonest possible hour, yelling might lead people to take notice, arrive faster, and expedite the procedure, ensuring no wait longer than necessary before getting fed!!! Alternatively, treating mischievous behaviors by scolding loudly followed yummy treat afterwards signals love expressed despite naughty actions taken prior while reinforcing positive behavior helps prevent future occurrences of similar scenarios, thus forming a habit loop beneficial to all involved!!    

Does Yelling Affect Cats?

Yelling can affect cats, although it may not be the same as with other animals and humans. Generally speaking, cats are more sensitive to sound than people or most domesticated pets like dogs — their hearing is especially well-tuned for frequencies in the range of human voices. That said, constantly yelling at them (or loud shouting) might negatively affect your pet’s behavior because they could become afraid or anxious from being startled by the noise. Studies show that excessive punishment, such as verbal aggression, has been linked to increased fear and stress hormones in wild felines like lions and domestic housecats alike. 

  1. That doesn’t mean you should never yell near a cat, though — moderate vocalization used during training isn’t likely to do much harm.
  2. so long as there aren’t regular episodes where someone aggressively shouts nearby. Some experts suggest clapping instead for a quick correction.
  3. this won’t produce alarmingly high decibels that startle your pet! Besides screaming directly next to one’s feline friend – another major issue would arise when owners use an angry tone too frequently while talking around/nearby their curious four-legged buddies.
  4. since it’s still possible for these creatures to pick up negative emotions even without direct contact.
  5. So overall, it’s best practice to avoid situations involving constant frustration/yelling directed towards anyone within proximity!  

Can Cats Sense When You’re Angry?

Cats have sensitive noses and refined hearing; they’re experts at reading people. So it makes sense that cats can often tell when you are angry or upset, even if your mood directly has nothing to do with them. Cats recognise human emotions through their body language and scent; humans produce hormones like cortisol in response to strong emotions such as anger or stress; some cats may smell this change on us and act accordingly.

At the same time, however, it is important for cat owners not to anthropomorphise too much—some of a pet’s behaviour could be based more upon instinct rather than any real knowledge of what we’re feeling emotionally! It should also be noted that owner personality traits play an important role here: research shows those who consider themselves highly empathetic by nature report increased levels of perceived ‘emotional understanding’ from their pets compared with owners whose self-reported empathy scores were lower. Whether one’s furry companion understands our feelings might depend largely on personal opinion! 

That said, there certainly seem to be many examples where cats pick up (or appear to) on how we feel – after all, science states animals routinely display behaviours which indicate a capacity for psychological insight into another individual, so perhaps no matter what the exact mechanism behind why feline friends detect our emotional state instinctively – maybe conscious recognition isn’t always necessary?  Regardless having somebody —even if it is only a four-legged friend—to comfort us during trying times will make things better for both parties involved :).

Why Does My Cat Get Mad When I Scream?

Pet owners often find it perplexing when their cats get angry or agitated in response to seemingly innocuous activities. One common cause of this behavior revolves around loud noises, particularly screaming and shouting, that can be quite startling for our feline friends. Cats’ ears are extremely sensitive, and they may become scared if exposed to sudden bursts of sound – as a result, it’s not unusual for them to express displeasure by hissing or growling loudly at the source of disruption. But why does my cat get mad when I scream? 

There could be various factors influencing your cat’s negative reaction: 

  • Your voice might startle her due e its volume;  
  • She feels threatened because she perceives danger coming from you; 
  • She knows what kind of feelings accompany such sounds (e.g., anxiety ), so reflexively reacts adversely towards it;  
  • It brings back bad memories associated with yelling/screaming from previous experiences either within the home environment or outside stimuli like thunderstorms etc.;   

In addition, some cats also have emotional triggers relating specifically to certain vocal tones which set off an alarm bell inside them.

That results in aggression & defensive displays used primarily as coping mechanisms against whatever they perceive itself causing distress.

Those reactions are nothing more than spontaneous attempts on the part of an animal trying desperately to guard herself against possible harm!

Suppose a situation becomes too overwhelming & fearful. In that case, control over their behavior is lost completely.

Fear-based attacking (biting) behaviors are observed even further, complicating the resolution process and significantly requiring professional intervention to find solutions quickly and safely.

To prevent similar behavior in the future, you must provide your cat with a calm environment and ensure they’re getting ample playtime.

Additionally, if she has any existing phobias or fears related to loud noises (e.g., thunderstorms), consider speaking with an animal professional about therapies which may help overcome them. Hence, so as not to provoke further bouts of anger/aggression during these times!

Final Thoughts

To demonstrate further, it is not uncommon for cats to come running when owners call their names. This behavior can be seen as a sign of trust and love from your cat since they show that you have earned the privilege of being responded to, even in return, if only briefly. In conclusion, yelling out or raising one’s voice towards beloved felines has been typical amongst humans ever since the domestication era began, affecting each differently based upon certain factors such as individualistic personalities. Still, the majority respond positively despite what any haters may think otherwise!


  • Jane Baugher

    Jane Baugher loves to blog about cats, and she loves to share her knowledge and insights with her readers. She has been writing about cats for years, and her blog is packed with helpful information about the feline friends.

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