Cats are territorial animals. They mark as often as they can so that it’s always clear what they reign over.
Ok, you’ve closed the door and the cat is left on one part of it. But there’s a noise or a smell coming from the other side and your cat can’t go over there to investigate, which means that there is a problem.
When one or more members of the family are on the other side of a closed door, the cat can’t see them, which is a problem. The meowing, scratching, and fidgeting simply means that the cat wants to make sure that everybody is alright.
- Meowing - Fidgeting - Pawing - Asking for Help - Scratching
How to Keep that Door Closed In Spite of Your Cat’s Protest
Sometimes some doors need to stay closed, even though your cat disagrees with such practices. But what can you do to get a peaceful closing of the door in a house with a cat?
- Give your cat as much attention as possible - Make your cat a lounging area next to the window - Boxes, Bags, and Toys - Scratching Posts