A black cat on her back with paws fulled up to her chest on a blue tile counter.

Urgent Purring in Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

Cats use a loud purr combined with a high-pitched whine to demand food.

A gray tabby and a black kitten cuddling.

How Cats Communicate Through Purring

Caitlin Dempsey

Purring is one way that cats communicate.