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Post by Kurt » Sat, 11 Jan 2003 09:54:37



Sam, my neutered DSH male has being meowing an awful lot the past few
days. He usually only meows around dinner time, 9:00PM but the past few
days, he's been acting like it's dinner time as soon as I walk in the
door at 6:30 or so. Usually he doesn't start till 8:00 or 8:30
He is alone all day in my 1 bedroom apartment. Any thoughts?
 
 
 

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Post by Kare » Sat, 11 Jan 2003 10:44:26




Quote:
> Sam, my neutered DSH male has being meowing an awful lot the past few
> days. He usually only meows around dinner time, 9:00PM but the past few
> days, he's been acting like it's dinner time as soon as I walk in the
> door at 6:30 or so. Usually he doesn't start till 8:00 or 8:30
> He is alone all day in my 1 bedroom apartment. Any thoughts?

How long have you had him? How old is he? He may very well be lonely. Does
he stop after you feed him or pet him?

Karen

 
 
 

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Post by Cathy Friedman » Sat, 11 Jan 2003 10:54:50


What's Sam's age?  Is he eating the same amount as before, or does he seem
hungrier?

Cathy

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"Staccato signals of constant information..."
("The Boy in the Bubble")  Paul Simon


Quote:
> Sam, my neutered DSH male has being meowing an awful lot the past few
> days. He usually only meows around dinner time, 9:00PM but the past few
> days, he's been acting like it's dinner time as soon as I walk in the
> door at 6:30 or so. Usually he doesn't start till 8:00 or 8:30
> He is alone all day in my 1 bedroom apartment. Any thoughts?

 
 
 

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Post by kael » Sun, 12 Jan 2003 00:38:38


And the fire said to me...on Fri, 10 Jan 2003 00:54:37 GMT in article


Quote:
> Sam, my neutered DSH male has being meowing an awful lot the past few
> days. He usually only meows around dinner time, 9:00PM but the past few
> days, he's been acting like it's dinner time as soon as I walk in the
> door at 6:30 or so. Usually he doesn't start till 8:00 or 8:30
> He is alone all day in my 1 bedroom apartment. Any thoughts?

Could be lonely / bored / want some lovin'.
Could be in pain / discomfort.
Could be hungry.

Has he been to the vet for a checkup lately? Many behavior issues have
physical causes.
Does he have dry food down to munch on throughout the day?
Does he have plenty of water?
Do you leave a radio or something on for him during the day?
Does he have toys he likes to play with?

My cats don't shut up the first 30 minutes or so after I come home. My
Mom's cat is the same way. They are just happy to see you and want to
tell you about what they saw out the window today.

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Post by Bill » Sun, 12 Jan 2003 00:58:33



Quote:
> Sam, my neutered DSH male has being meowing an awful lot the past few
> days. He usually only meows around dinner time, 9:00PM but the past few
> days, he's been acting like it's dinner time as soon as I walk in the
> door at 6:30 or so. Usually he doesn't start till 8:00 or 8:30
> He is alone all day in my 1 bedroom apartment. Any thoughts?

He's probably lonely.  Make sure he has cat toys to play with while you're
gone or something similar that occupies his time and expends energy.

Having a second cat in the household can help (assuming they get along, of
course), but a one bedroom apartment is rather small for one cat.

Bill

 
 
 

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Post by kael » Sun, 12 Jan 2003 03:56:15


And the fire said to me...on Fri, 10 Jan 2003 07:58:33 -0800 in article

Quote:

> Having a second cat in the household can help (assuming they get along, of
> course), but a one bedroom apartment is rather small for one cat.

I have a one bedroom condo with 3 cats and a dog.
IMO, it's about quality exercise. I have a cat tree, two cat condos,
multiple scratchers, and several toys they enjoy batting about and
chasing. The cats get plenty of exercise.  They also enjoy chasing each
other and playing tackle.  I have plenty of furniture that they are
allowed to climb and romp on, too. And of course, they get lots of love
and attention from me whenever they want it, which is a lot. My lap is
rarely empty.  *g*
The dog gets several small walks and at least an hour a day (2-30 min
sessions) intense exercise that involves running, like fetching balls,
frisbee, and other assorted things as well as obedience training to
stimulate her mind. A tired dog is a content dog that doesn't eat your
house. hehe
I also leave the TV on Animal Planet when I'm gone. They watch it; I've
seen them watch. They love the bird shows. *BG*
No matter how much room you have, a house empty of things to do will
make a pet very bored and lonely, which can lead to destructive
behavior. My cats have less room than my Mom's cat (she has a two
bedroom condo), but they have more things to do and so are quite a bit
more active than he is. My Mom says they "act like real cats". She says
hers is a spoiled only child who prefers lounging about all day.

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Post by Kurt » Sun, 12 Jan 2003 10:59:44


Thanks everyone for the replies. He is 5 years old, this past
november... we even had a little party for him :) I've had him for about
a year, I am his third owner, he used to live in a house with a stay at
home mom, amother cat and a big dog.

He went to the Vet in June, The vet said he was fine.  He has dry food
and water all day .. he doesn't have a radio on or any noise though. HE
has plenty of toys around to play with. I try to play with him after
dinner with the string, or with a ball, or the mouse toys.
He'll settle down after I let him snuggle with me for a bit.  Maybe he's
just telling me what he did during the day.
Thanks!

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> And the fire said to me...on Fri, 10 Jan 2003 00:54:37 GMT in article


>>Sam, my neutered DSH male has being meowing an awful lot the past few
>>days. He usually only meows around dinner time, 9:00PM but the past few
>>days, he's been acting like it's dinner time as soon as I walk in the
>>door at 6:30 or so. Usually he doesn't start till 8:00 or 8:30
>>He is alone all day in my 1 bedroom apartment. Any thoughts?

> Could be lonely / bored / want some lovin'.
> Could be in pain / discomfort.
> Could be hungry.

> Has he been to the vet for a checkup lately? Many behavior issues have
> physical causes.
> Does he have dry food down to munch on throughout the day?
> Does he have plenty of water?
> Do you leave a radio or something on for him during the day?
> Does he have toys he likes to play with?

> My cats don't shut up the first 30 minutes or so after I come home. My
> Mom's cat is the same way. They are just happy to see you and want to
> tell you about what they saw out the window today.