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Cat That is Much Too Vocal

I’ve had a cat since she was a tiny kitten. She is now 3 and has always been vocal/talkative/whiny/yowls. She basically never stops.

She is very healthy physically, spayed, etc. I have learned to put up with it for the most part while I am awake but she also howls at the bedroom door all night/early morning while I’m trying to sleep. I even sleep with ear plugs and she wakes me constantly.

On days that she really wants me up she will return to the door about every ten minutes, howling at the top of her lungs. If I keep the door open she howls at the end of the bed and then starts throwing things on the floor.

I have tried getting her friends in the past but she does not play well with others and was not kind to them. I am at my wit’s end and exhausted.

Can you put bark collars on cats?? No? Didn’t think so lol any other advice is appreciated because my precious fur ball is about to live on the deck so that I can sleep!!!

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  1. you can buy these compressed air sprayers that have a sensor, put it outside your door and when she comes too close it will go off. doesn’t harm them, but might help keep her away from your door…

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  2. I would get her a pal.. from Edmonton Humane (as such you get a cat that has lived with other cats) and do proper introductions.. keep new cat confined in a bedroom/bathroom for two weeks; if you did rushed introductions before that may have been the problem. If you feed her canned food in the morning that is why she is waking you up. I leave good quality dry food out all the time and canned is only given later in the day. Feliway may help.. play with her more in the day and before bed so she sleeps better at night!

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  3. Chelle Bee Chelle Bee says:

    Squirt gun… Super soaker? lol jk

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  4. Squirt her with water

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  5. Build her a cat enclosure that she has access in/out 24/7…….

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  6. Lori Bossert Lori Bossert says:

    Is she a Siamese mix by any chance? Some cats are just more vocal than others … we have four cats, and our siamese mix is exactly the same .. walks around yowling all day / all night. I’m not sure getting an extra kitty will help with her noise, although it will give her someone to play with and keep her more amused. Don’t get an adult though … adults are harder to ‘merge’ then an adult and a kitten. Is she bored? perhaps more playthings or puzzle activities would help? I open the door for ours as soon as he yowls, which seems to work the best – he will walk in and lie down and go to sleep – but if i leave him outside the door he will yowl for a week. Good luck!

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  7. Prissy Cortes just an idea lol

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  8. I would add give fresh water before bed or have a fountain, or both. My cat wakes me up when she wants her water changed or attention, but she paws my back and meows in my face when she wants things haha.

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  9. Bark collars are considered a form of abuse and not recommended for any animal. Find another way, not a bark collar.

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  10. I wouldn’t say “fill the bowl” cause cats eat until they puke! Instead get a pan (like a cake pan) and spread the food out. You can also add rocks so they have to dig through the food to figure out what’s food and what isn’t. It’s stimulating and helps them eat slower 🙂

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  11. Not all cats eat until they puke. I free feed both my cat and dog and neither of them do that

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  12. My cat has been like that since he was a kitten. He is now 11 and he is more vocal than ever! Don’t close doors it will make it worse! Try adopting another cat to keep him company.

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  13. Spray bottle is best…. u have to keep at it tho…. if u stop and give up… that also teaches the cat … keep at it…

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  14. I had a cat like that and I had to get her a friend. She was just so needy.. but it was because she was so bored and I wasn’t able to keep her entertained at all hours (like at night, or if I worked). Maybe trying something else would work? Like a pet rabbit or dog? Maybe a cat toy that keeps her entertained for longer periods. Cats are very complex and can be needy for many reasons. Just don’t let her get too “whiney” or she might get mad and start peeing :/

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  15. Chanel Brown Chanel Brown says:

    I’ve had cats my entire lifetime, and I’ve found that typically, cats that are limited to what they eat right off the hop are much more likely to gorge themselves until they puke, as opposed to cats that have been given the option to eat when they’re hungry.

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  16. Karen Cut Karen Cut says:

    Poor thing. Get her a buddy

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  17. Spray bottles work wonders for training cats.

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  18. Agree mine have always been able to eat when they choose not when I think they should eat and have never seen experienced over eating with any of my animals

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  19. Kyra Beaty Kyra Beaty says:

    I agree with the comment about watching “My Cat From Hell”. Within the first few episodes is one with a cat who was very vocal, especially at night. I’ve always had cats growing up so thought I understood em, but I learned a lot from watching it. It might require you to change a few things in kitty’s routine…i.e. set feeding times, consistent play times, etc. Cats have a cycle they like to observe…they like to hunt (so play is important), then they eat (enjoying the spoils of their hunt), and after eating they like to sleep. If they have been properly engaged in activity, and have that consistent feeding schedule it should help them to sleep at night. My cat also used to yowl at night so we have started doing this kind of thing (play, then feed before bed) to manage it and it has definitely helped!

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  20. Is she spayed….all mine do this and it’s cause they are in heat.

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  21. Open the front door …bye Felicia

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  22. Evann Clark Evann Clark says:

    Joe DittrickKodey Gordon sounds like one of crushes relatives

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  23. Peggy Zubyk Peggy Zubyk says:

    My cat did that when he was going deaf.

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  24. Lexci Krahn Lexci Krahn says:

    Get a blood panel.
    Could be a medical issue including bladder/kidney problems

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  25. Toni Richard Toni Richard says:

    Zack Schrijvers

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  26. Maybe she’s trying to tell you something.

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  27. Put a clock beside her. It works with dog’s. She probably just wants to sleep with you.

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  28. I have an over anxious dog. I’ve tried everything. Finally found Adaptil collar 2 months ago. It’s a miracle. Here is the cat version:

    http://www.feliway.com/ca_en/What-is-FELIWAY

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  29. I had a cat that became vocal. She was around 15 years old before I realized that she was going deaf. I literally put her beside us in bed. If I had to go out I’d leave the T.V. on. Basically, we tried to keep ourselves in her sightline and figured out some handsigns for food, water, bedtime, etc. Her anxiety and yowling stopped. A big clue was her yowling “I’m alone”…over and over again.

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  30. Niki Darlene Niki Darlene says:

    I agree with someone else when they said she must be a Siamese mix or snowshoe breed as she is just a vocal kitty.

    I have one that meows a lot too, he just wants attention, treats, litter changed, food, water, but mostly attention….can’t close my doors either he will just meow forever.

    Another cat will not help, it’s just your kitties personality

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  31. Carmen Shaw Carmen Shaw says:

    My cat used to do this until I bought a better quality food with more protein. Recently I switched to store brand and boom started howling at night again

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  32. Pick her up a cuddle the eff out of her until she wants to get the hell away!

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  33. Sylvester would do that and it would get to the point where I would get up and give him attention whether it be food or play time. I ignore his late night behavior and eventually he realized it was bed time. Play and feed her before bed and leave your door open and don’t give in. Eventually she will learn that what she’s doing isn’t working and give up.

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  34. Shes talking to you. Fun fact: cats dont meow to each other. They created a language to communicate with us. Try opening your bedroom door.

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  35. Rag soaked in chloroform?

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  36. I trained my cat to stop meowing by feeding him treats for extended silences. If he meowed, no treat, but if he’s quiet, he gets a treat. He still meows when he is excited but take a couple minutes throughout the day to train him. Swap the treats out for attention and he’ll realise that if he’s quiet, he’ll get attention.

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  37. Sounds exactly like him. He finally found our routine and shut up at night lol

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  38. Pam Newcombe Pam Newcombe says:

    She’s bored. My cat used to do it to but he calmed down with the yowling once he was neutered. He now jumps on your chest and pokes you in the nostrils with one claw. He just runs away and wants you to follow so he has something to do.
    Leave your door open but
    Growl angrily at her and stomp when she does it (don’t piss off your neighbors though lol) , flail blankets and hiss at her if you have to. That’s the only thing that works for my cat. He’ll calm down for a week or two before trying it again.

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  39. They don’t like doors closed. Just let her in to cuddle.

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  40. Caitlin May Caitlin May says:

    Is it like a heat yowl? I got my cat spayed and she would still go into heat. Dealt with it for 2 years then finally took her back to where they fixed here and they actually had left some of her ovarie behind and it was causing her to go into heat.

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  41. Em Jacobs Em Jacobs says:

    Put the cat in the bathroom! Idk how you put up with it for almost 3 years lol…

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