Explaining Some Common Reasons Cats Yawn

Like humans, yawning is a sign your cat is tired and ready for a nap.

Sleepy  

Yawning can be a self-soothing behavior when a cat feels anxious or stressed.

Stressed

Frequent yawning may indicate a bored cat craving mental stimulation and playtime.

Bored

Cats yawn to slow their breathing rate and cool down when they get too hot.

Overheated

Excessive yawning can sometimes signal an underlying respiratory problem.

Respiratory Issue 

Yawning may communicate hunger to owners around mealtimes.

Hunger  

Cats may "catch" a yawn from seeing owners or other pets yawning.

Mimicry 

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