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  #2576805 30-Sep-2020 21:37
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kiwifidget:

Have you tried Feliway?

 

https://www.pet.co.nz/feature/adaptil-feliway

 

 

 

 

Has anyone had success with that? Tried it with our neurotic cat and it had no effect, and the stuff is pretty expensive.

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  #2576807 30-Sep-2020 21:40
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michaelmurfy:

I do fully understand another kitten is a huge step and a loss of a pet is a sad thing for everyone in the family. If you do adopt a cat from the SPCA or a local shelter these normally come toilet trained. When we got Pixel it was pretty hands-off as Raven took to her straight away. Introducing kittens to an older cat is easier than introducing an older cat.

 

 

Ditto with our rescue cat, she was fixed and toilet trained, very low-maintenance and fitted right in. So a replacement kitty may not be such a big deal.

 
 
 
 


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  #2576808 30-Sep-2020 21:44
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Rikkitic:

What the hell do I do?

 

 

You need to ease them together over a period of time, the toss-em-into-the-same-room approach rarely works. So let them sniff each other under the door for a few days, then let one into the room where the other has been earlier, then same room with a physical divider where they can't see each other, then something like a fence with visual but no contact, then with you playing with one or the other when the other comes in. There are lots of Youtube videos on this gradual, staged introduction. Just do each step until both sides are comfortable, then move on to the next one.

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  #2577175 1-Oct-2020 11:44
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networkn:

 

So we had two cats, until recently when we had to put one of them to sleep. They are from the same litter. 

 

Sweep was always more whiney, especially around food time, whereas Sooty was a bit more laid back, but would also Meow incessantly if they wanted food. (A trait I have always found annoyed the living bejesus out of me).

 

Sweep is not in a good way right now, meowing day and night and only cuddles will help, but that doesn't help when we sleep, and we can't hold him 24/7. He is fit and well as best we can tell, has a good appetite. He has always been very highly strung.

 

I have heard animals sometimes can't get over the loss of a sibling and need to be put to sleep as well, which given we have lost a Dog and a Cat in the past 4 weeks, I am very keen to avoid. Having said that the Meowing is exceptionally annoying and driving us all insane. 

 

I am unsure if it will resolve, but I am thinking it may not. 

 

Any ideas?

 

 

My cat exhibited similar behavior (constant meowing).  We discovered she had worms.


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  #2577180 1-Oct-2020 11:52
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Thanks. I don't think it's that. As an update, last night was a better night.

 

We fed him wet food which he wolfed down and sprayed both up and downstairs.

 

We are probably looking for another kitten at some stage but it's a month away. A month of disturbed sleep doesn't appeal.

 

 


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Interesting thread. We had two neutered male cats - litter mates.  They fought a bit, but being used to each other since birth not too bad.  One was dominant and would forcibly hold down and wash the other (who was a bit dense and skittish).  They never sprayed.  When the first one died, the second one pined a little, but not too much.  

 

He lives with my step daughter now - no hayfever since that cat moved out.  He came to stay during lockdown (hayfever came back) with the steplings.  He has developed this habit of wandering around mewling for attention.  According to the vet it's an old age thing.

 

My partner is keen to get a new cat.  I don't want to because of the hayfever thing.  This thread has convinced me we that definitely do not need another cat.





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  #2577786 2-Oct-2020 08:48
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MikeAqua:

 

He has developed this habit of wandering around mewling for attention.  According to the vet it's an old age thing.

 

 

I mentioned earlier in thread we had similar problem - to elaborate, it was an age issue, early onset of dementia we think. It was incessant over the night, so we needed to do something. We found constraining him in a very small area overnight worked to keep him quiet and it bought him a couple of more years before age got the best of him (RIP Mouse).


 
 
 
 


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  #2577812 2-Oct-2020 09:27
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I don't think it's Hayfever @mikeaqua I think you might have a cat allergy :)

 

 


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  #2577861 2-Oct-2020 11:33
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dafman:

 

I mentioned earlier in thread we had similar problem - to elaborate, it was an age issue, early onset of dementia we think. It was incessant over the night, so we needed to do something. We found constraining him in a very small area overnight worked to keep him quiet and it bought him a couple of more years before age got the best of him (RIP Mouse).

 

 

Yep. Cat-zheimers is how the vet described it.  He's fine sleeping in with my step-daughters bed.  But whenever he goes out to garage to use the litter box (about 5 times per night) he announces his return quite loudly.  The cat is next here at Xmas.  This is theoretical as he is old (I call him 'cat from the crypt') and clearly has kidney issues.

 

Of course when he karks it, the campaign for another cat will intensify.





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