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I'm so stressed by my cat yeowling

post #1 of 8
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I have posted a thread before and had many helpful replies, about my elderly cat yowling. But it is driving me CRAZY!!! I love my cat so much and would never hurt her or even raise my voice to her, but this non stop yowling is just too much. When she does it, its usually in another room, I go to her, she meows normally as a greeting, I stroke her and talk to her, but then when I go she follows me out, then when she doesnt get attention, she goes off and YEOWLS again, as if she's being tortured!I have taken her to the vet, she is ok for her age, but nothing seems to help this behaviour. Also, she is only happy when shes on my lap, but I have things to do, housework, and so on, and if I try to gently put her down she soon wakes and is following me about, looking as if she wants something, so I run through the list, you want food, your tray, go out, fuss ,WHAT! I am really at the end of my tether here, she is ok if I pick her up and rock her, it is like having a very demanding baby; I guess I just needed to let off steam, have I created this behaviour, does anyone else experience this? sorry to go on about the same thing, guys...
post #2 of 8
I think you have spoiled this kitty! Easy to do, and I have one just like it here at home. He only carries on from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and as hard as it is, I have learned to just ignore him. I do make sure and have heavy interactive play with him at least 20 minutes a day one-on-one- hard to do because I have so many cats right now, but that seems to work the best. If I pay attention to him, he just gets louder, and he has been to the vets and had many tests and it is just his personality, the fact that I bottle fed him when he was tiny and carted him around in a pouch near my heart. I created this monster, so I live with him and love him anyway. Good luck!
post #3 of 8
I know this will be painful, but you might try locking her in a quiet place while you get things done. Then, bring her out and give her lots of loving BUT only open the door IF she is being quiet. Do not open the door if she is yowling. (She might have been quiet for only 30 seconds...that's fine, just don't open the door during or immediately after a yowl.) This way you can get your work done, and you are still giving her attention, but only when she is quiet.

Good luck!
post #4 of 8
Hi -
I haven't been to this site much, i actually posted a query about this exact problem.
In the meantime, I've been preoccupied with my cat Nipper who is 19 this week..
Everyone's reply may be exactly the right one and i'm only mentioning because of the coincidence - not to scare anyone -
But,. it turns out my cat did have a medical problem. He had been yeowling so badly, and rescue remedy did help some, but when it turned out to be cancer (he's ok now, but has a permanent wink it was cancer of the iris).. The very day i think we took him for a diagnosis again (the first visit we were told the eye colour change was ok) and got an immediate referral to opthamologist, he pretty much stopped meowing.
It was uncanny.
Also, even in the state he was after the anaesthesia (thank goodness for isofluorane for older cats) and having come thru just fine, he was more relaxed and didn't meow.
And, it is uncanny again that with the attention seeking he followed me and tried to get to eye level and get me to look at him. He also wanted his eyes rubbed a lot. I'm certain he somehow knew.
Years ago, i saw him outside and when he had my attention, then he took a few steps to show a limp, then looked back at me. That healed fine and he has had no other problems. I wish i'd caught it even sooner, but , i understand with immune diet support he may not experience any cancer recurrence.
A great book i just found too is 'the new natural cat' by Anitra Frazier. It has tons of symptoms and help for the owner and diet things.
But i wanted to mention because sometimes there is an underlying situation.. i just didn't see it.
Nipper is doing great and PetCare insurance is (as far as i know sending the cost back less a 200 deductible. That is a great insurance for older cats.
post #5 of 8
I too have a constant meower. But only from 3 am to 6am. I have tried everything. Playing before bedtime I guess it only ties him out until 3am, Spraying w/ water, locking him out of the bedroom or in another room. Anyone have any ideas. Please help.
post #6 of 8
We've got one too! Iggy!!! He just whines a lot, and has ever since he's a kitten. I've tried everything too, but nothing works to quiet him down when he wants to meow. Our vet said there are just some cats that are more vocal than others. Our Siamese will howl when he wants attention, but we TRY to just ignore him when he does. After he stops, we'll pet and scratch him all he wants, but I try not to give in to his demands.

Quite the characters, aren't they? ;-)
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
thanks to every one for replying to my stressed out yeowl of my own, it is a great comfort to know I have fellow sufferers!!! I have had Lili checked out by the vet, she goes regularly, so I would catch any physical problems, but it's good to know there are other suferers too!!!I am currently growing catnip so when the plants are mature enough I could try cat drugs if all else fails...
post #8 of 8
Another option, if you don't want to go through weaning her off lots of attention (which I think is the best thing to do, saves you all further annoyances eventually)... anyhow, something else you could do is try these cat pack things... its kind of like a snuggly you get for babies only its more like a sash/bag you put on and you could carry her around. Though, if you have a big cat that could get heavy fast.

I have to agree though with the others above, she does sound on the spoiled side.

One of the cats I had previously went through a stage of that when he got older. He would purposefully walk to the middle of a room and hollar at the top of his lungs as though someone was hurting him. We'd all peak to see what was happening and he'd walk off pleased with himself. Eventually we just ignored him and he got the point. After that he would come to the door (if we were in one with a closed door) and meow nicely to come in. Or he would come up to us and sit next to us while we were doing things.
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