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Incessant meowing from elderly cat

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rollonthesummer Mon 25-Apr-16 07:46:50

Our cat is 18 and in recent months has started meowing loudly-in our bedroom, outside our bedroom, on the stairs to be fed from about 5am. She does it repeatedly and loudly-- it is driving me to distraction and she won't stop. If I go and feed her, she eats and then will start meowing again-like she's forgotten she's been fed. I feel sorry for moaning--she is an elderly cat and is possibly forgetting she's eaten? I suspect she's part deaf now as well so can't hear her miaow maybe?!

It's driving us to distraction-I need to not be woken up at 5am every morning!!

The way our house is designed, we can't shut her downstairs so that's not a possibility

Wolfiefan Mon 25-Apr-16 07:49:46

Is she eating as normal? Keeping weight on?
Ours did this towards the end but it was meowing to be let out as she wouldn't use a litter tray!

Watto1 Mon 25-Apr-16 07:51:09

I'm assuming you have had her checked over by the vet? If there's nothing physically wrong, could you get one of those feeding bowls that automatically pop open at a set time? Maybe set it to give 2 small meals 10 mins apart.

IHeartKingThistle Mon 25-Apr-16 07:58:16

You need to get her thyroid checked. It's a classic symptom I think.

Wolfiefan Mon 25-Apr-16 08:01:18

That's why I asked about weight iheart. Our old girl had thyroid problems.

rollonthesummer Mon 25-Apr-16 08:11:53

I haven't taken her to the vet, no. I will ring and make an appointment. Is this likely to be expensive? confused

Wolfiefan Mon 25-Apr-16 09:01:23

Thyroid can be as simple as a pill a day. Having said that old girl was on thyroid meds. Two a day. And tramadol. One a day. For arthritis. Cost about £60 a month I think.
The vet said we could reduce to a pill a day but tried it and she wasn't well again.
Pills are tiny and coated.

orangebird69 Wed 18-May-16 10:23:59

Is her hearing ok?

bibbitybobbityyhat Wed 18-May-16 10:26:17

My 16 year old cat has started doing this too, and eating a lot but not gaining weight. Will make appointment at vets right now.

Missgraeme Thu 18-Aug-16 20:29:52

Did u know of cats meow when they are in pain? Ob for other reasons also. Time to see a vet.

maisiejones Sat 17-Sep-16 02:08:08

This can be a sign of dementia in elderly cats. My cat did it but I'm afraid I never found a solution. I think they momentarily forget where they are and call out to you for reassurance.

Mistykit Mon 19-Sep-16 11:51:40

My old cat did this when she had dementia. She would get lost & confused in the house. After a few months we worked out what different cries meant so we were able to give her what she was looking for / bring her to where she wanted to be (usually her favourite bed).

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