A former Amazon engineer has created an app that he claims will solve the mystery of what your cat is trying to tell you.
Javier Sanchez, project manager at tech company Avelon, developed MeowTalk - an app said to translate your cat's 'meow' to words humans can understand.
"It's not a language. They don't share words or communicate with each other. Cats never meow at each other out in nature," Sanchez told NBC.
Sanchez and his team found that cats often have nine different intents representing the cat's moods when they meow at you.
For example, they might mean, 'I'm hungry,' 'I'm happy' or 'I'm in pain'.
Sanchez said he was inspired by the NPR series The Secret Language of Cats and wanted to use his experience working on Amazon's Alexa to develop a new tool for cats.
Cat owners who download the app are able to record their cat's meows and then get a translation of the sound.
Owners are also able to provide feedback on the accuracy of the app's translations.
MeowTalk is still under development but is available to download now for Apple and Android phones.