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I have a 3yr old male domestic cat that is indoors. He is desexed and we haven't really had any problems with him before.
We have jsut moved into a new place and he is getting really annoying. He cries and cries near the bed at night and then he jumps onto to the tv and chest of drawers and knocks everything over waking us up every 5 minutes!!!!
He used to sleep on our bed and then go somewhere else during the night but now he just wants to meow at my head. Then he jumps on the bed and starts biting my hair (and head) and does it all night long. (well until we close out bedroom door).
What should I do, are there any suggestions out there as I am at my wits end.
It sounds as though he is spooked by something....maybe there is a stray around outside?
You could try giving him some rescue remedy, just in his water or get a feliway diffuser (I think you may be able to get one off ebay..)
Other than that or locking him in the bathroom or laundry with his stuff during the night, I don't know what else to recommend, sorry. Hope things improve for you soon! :hugs:
Hi! My sister used to have a cat everytime she moved houses he would muck up bad, eg: cry alot non-stop and also squirt everywhere. I think its just a thing some cats do when you move, expecialy if its the first time he has moved houses before. So it could take him a while to get used to the new environment. But i recomend to call up a vet and talk to them about it. I think they should be able to answer your Q's. But i think its the big move that has changed hes attitude.
Well i hope all goes well. :fingerscrossed:
I agree, I think it's just the move. :yes:
For the sake of your sanity I'd keep him out of your room at night so you can get some sleep. I think he'll calm down eventually and then if you want him to he can sleep on your bed again.
my sil's cat had same problem but she shredded the curtains and started tearing her fur out
as i have put in another thread she was diagnosed with depression and had to be medicated
i deffinately reccomend the vet rescue remedy is for shock not prolonged anxiety
Cats get pretty attached to space/rooms etc so I would agree that it is the move.
Perhaps you could try putting him in the laundry or a small ish room at night to sleep and give him time to get used to all the new smells etc in the house without being allowed to roam around. We did this with our cat and she quite happily will go and sleep in the laundry all the time now - even when the door is open she still likes to stay in there (I think she thinks its her bedroom!)
I have tried everything that you have all suggested and I took him to the vet today and they have ended up giving him a cat valium to calm him down. It seems to be working.
The car ride was the best actually cause he usually cries but this time he didn't at all which was good. I think he knew he was seeing the vet!!
:fingerscrossed: all goes well now!!!
Well the cat valium worked for like two days and now it isn't!!!!! I am really getting to the end of my tether now. We were told to also put him in a room at night so he understands it's night time but he gets that stressed out that he has started chewing on things, like the mat that his food sits on.
I think another trip to the vet is in store for us unless anyone else has any ideas??
have you tried Feliway diffusers ? Feliway is a pheremone which makes cats "feel good" and is used in situations of stress, anxiety, aggression, spraying etc. You plug the diffuser into a power point like a Glade plug in, and the pheremone is continually released. Initially it can take up to a month before you notice a big difference but from my experience as a vet nurse a lot of our clients swear by them. it is only available from vets.
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