Mysterious Murmur: Why Doesn't My Cat Purr

Cats may not purr when in pain or discomfort due to health conditions. Lack of purring with other symptoms warrants a veterinarian visit.

Health Issues

Stress or anxiety can affect a cat's purring. Environmental changes like moving or introducing new pets can cause uneasiness.

Stress Or Anxiety

ALL Cats have individual personalities, not all cats purr frequently or loudly. Some express contentment through body language.


Insufficient socialization in early stages can result in cats not learning to purr as a form of communication.

Lack Of Socialization

Negative experiences linked to purring, like punishment or fear, can make a cat associate purring with the negative outcomes. 

Negative Experiences