Going crazy...

Tyrae - posted on 02/27/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )

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We have an 8-9 month old cat, and recently it has been howling all night long. It's driving me absolutely bonkers because I can't get any sleep, which isn't good since I have a 3 month old daughter to take care of. I seriously don't know what to do to get the cat to shuttup. She has toys to play with, food, water... I understand she might not be happy that we went to bed, but even if we leave the door open to our room for her to come in and hang out with us while we are sleeping, she'll stand out in the hallway and just howl anyways. Which in turn has forced me to close the door on her because it's even louder with it open. I would understand if it was out of initial boredom of us going to bed, but she literally does it ALL night long. Please please please, help me. I'm going crazy here...

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Louise - posted on 02/27/2011

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Has your cat been neutered? If it is a female cat she could be coming into season and the howling to get out will get worse. Speak to your vet and see what he suggests. I think you have a horny cat.

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Jennifer - posted on 02/27/2011

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Check your local animal shelter or dog pound. All the ones in our area give coupons to help lower the cost if they are just asked.

Christy - posted on 02/27/2011

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There are a lot of low cost places that do spaying. Check into that asap.

Tyrae - posted on 02/27/2011

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Thank you so much! I thought she might be going into heat she has been rubbing her butt up against things lately. We were planning on getting her spayed soon, just waiting on getting enough money to do it. I'm happy this won't last forever!

Bonnie - posted on 02/27/2011

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Yeah sounds like the cat is in heat. I know someone who used to have a cat that did that and it wouldn't stop. You should probably talk with your vet about the situation.

Jennifer - posted on 02/27/2011

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Definately sounds like she is in heat. That loud annoying howling really can get under your nails! There really isn't anything to do about it now, and it will last like 4-5 days/nights. When she is done, call a vet and get her spayed. It's the only thing that will stop it from happening again (usually about every other month). I have to laugh, because someone had told us our cat was a boy, and we really thought she was until the first time she went into heat. She has very long hair, and we just didn't bother to look since we really didn't care either way. She had a major toe fettish! She would try all day to rub her butt up against my husband's feet if they were bare, and if he tried to cover them up at night she would howl even louder until he uncovered them.

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