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Cat constantly miaowing?

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janji Thu 23-May-13 00:53:53

My lovely female ragdoll aged almost a year has suddenly start calling out / miaowing for long periods of time (the type that sounds like a baby's cry). She has never done this before but seems really unsettled though notin pain or ill. I have tried giving her usual cuddles etc but she just seems so restless and wriggles to get away.
She is an indoor cat and this is so out of character for her. She's eating etc but just seems 'out of character' and being very vocal. Any ideas?

cozietoesie Thu 23-May-13 08:18:21

Can I check, janji. Is she neutered yet?

GemmaTeller Thu 23-May-13 09:30:10

Have you tried putting her on the floor and asking her what she wants?

I know it sounds crazy but our 17 year old cat meows all the time and we've found if we've given her a cuddle and she still meows, we put her on the floor and say 'what?' with our hands held out (as you do) and the cat will either take us to her food dish, her water dish, the litter tray (as in 'can you sort this out I need to use it') or when she's being cheeky, to the fridge.

Sometimes I think they just like the sound of their own voice!

janji Thu 23-May-13 21:57:31

Not neutered yet. We've given her cuddles, food (which is left untouched in her bowl if she's not hungry). She always used to lie on the end of my bed but now refuses to stay on it at all. She has radiator bed, igloo, fluffy blankets the lot. She just keeps lying upside down on the hard floor or sitting looking pathetic. It's not even a miaow, more like a yowling /baby crying. She accepts attention but doesn't seem to crave it. Am baffled!

Parisbanana Thu 23-May-13 22:07:42

My (much much older) cat started doing this having never been much of a meower at all but this really odd yowling. Mentioned it to the vet when we were there with something else and apparently it can be a sign of an over active thyroid. Of course our cat had other symptoms, that on its own is not diagnostic, but if there are other symptoms then it might be worth mentioning it to your vet.

cozietoesie Thu 23-May-13 22:20:47


It sounds as if she's come into season - for the first time if this is new to you and you've had her since kittenhood. I'd be calling the vet to make an appointment for her to have the op. Which you should really be doing in any case.

janji Thu 23-May-13 22:46:52

She's one on the 9th of June so I think you might but right Cozie!

DiscoDonkey Thu 23-May-13 22:50:02

This happened with our cat when she was just a year old, it was because she was in season like cozie said.

DiscoDonkey Thu 23-May-13 22:51:04

(We'd only had her a couple of weeks, thought we'd inherited a bonkers cat!)

cozietoesie Thu 23-May-13 22:54:54

Best phone the vet and make the appointment - and watch her like a hawk beforehand. They can be like Houdini in getting out of the house and onto the tiles.

janji Thu 23-May-13 23:26:02

She's always been a house cat but lately she has been trying to dart outside the floozie!grin

Monty27 Thu 23-May-13 23:32:00

She's gagging for it [miaow] grin

janji Fri 24-May-13 00:06:28

Well she ain't gettin it!!winkwinkwinkgringrin

Monty27 Fri 24-May-13 00:27:26

That's what I thought, the minute there was an exit she was out there like a shot, rolling round the garden enticing all the moggies who had gathered round waiting for her. We got her back in, then she started rolling round the place to make sure she had been inseminated boak.

It took me a while to recover from the trollops behaviour it. And yes, she had 4 kittens grrrrrr.

I love her again now, that was two years ago grin

VenusUprising Fri 24-May-13 00:39:40

She's calling for a boyfriend! Woo hoo, I'm here, I'm here, she's saying!

Careful she doesn't get out!

Surprised she hasn't been neutered yet. Is she small? I thought raggies were large-ish?

Get them to do a flank incision, and internal stitches, so she doesn't have to wear a collar, and can't tear out the stitches.

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