Why does my cat meow at night

Why does my cat meow at night?

I have a 14-month-old cat who, for no reason I can ever figure out, starts screeching loudly at night around 10:30 p.m. He stops, but not as long as I can hear him. His eyes are wide open, and he runs away and goes to the farthest spot he can find. (My bedroom, for example). I tried to catch him when he started, but he can't be caught! I have lived with my cat for over five years and she NEVER barked, cussed, or screamed like this! I just don't understand it.

She's also a rescuer and has helped lots of pups in the past (she had a lot of love to give). So she's never been aggressive with anything or anyone, but she seems to get the best treatment from me that she can find. When she goes to the farthest spot she can find, it's so that I can't see her eyes, she's always been sneaky.

I've only been dealing with this problem for the past two months. When I first took her to the vet to look for something to keep her from chewing on my furniture, they said it was a problem that she would probably outgrow, because it's probably nothing. (There was a vet recommended by one of the neighbors, so I trusted her.) They even said she would probably get the "whimper" and scream if I would hold her. I thought it would stop on its own, but I've never been around cats who have an annoying whine like that before, and it drives me crazy! I've never had a cat whine like that before, unless they are about to get hurt. I'm really worried about her, because I just don't know what's wrong, and she's not going to let me get a vet (she does that when I take her to the bathroom, too).

Does anyone have an idea? I really don't want to have to call the vet and say, "Please can you come and see my cat?"

What do you think it could be?

Thanks so much!


Welcome to the Forum.

I think it is a sign of some deep hurt. A cat might make itself cry out loud if something really bothers it. Cats can be very intuitive to their emotions. If the cat shows any sign of distress, even if it is only a whine, I would take it to the vet. I think there is something to be learned by letting a cat cry it out if the cat feels it must.

Some people just hear in the cry and know that something is wrong, and there is nothing that can be done but wait for the cry to cease. It's a matter of not wanting to see the hurt of the cat, but also of wanting to get help, quickly. Sometimes a cry or whine from the cat is so painful to us that we can't stand it.

With that said, let us take a look at the options.

1. Some signs of pain are painless. For example, if your cat is getting out of its litter box more and more often, is getting away from your reach, etc., this is a sign of painless discomfort, and you can safely ignore it. If you do so, however, you are doing the cat a disservice because the litter box has to be cleaned more and more often.

Pain can take many forms, but it is rarely painless. So, before you ignore a cry of pain, you need to check what is causing it.

The problem could be internal or external.

If it is internal, you need to get the cat to the vet so that the vet can assess the problem and give an appropriate treatment.

If the problem is external, you may need to get the cat into a cage so that you can clean the area. The first thing to do is to make sure that the cat is not seriously injured. It may be that it is just in pain, and the reason it is in pain is because of the injuries it received when it was trapped.

What are the common external injuries that cats can suffer from? The most common are sprains and fractures. Sprains occur when there is a sudden, sharp movement of a joint such as when the cat jumps or is suddenly dropped. Fractures occur when a bone is broken and a splintering of the bone results.

It is important to be aware that if you look for sprains or fractures, there are other injuries, as well, that look and feel exactly like sprains or fractures. To prevent these from happening to your cat, be aware of these risks.

Here are some things to remember to help keep the risk of injuries like these to a minimum:

* Be careful not to twist or jerk your cat. If it cannot move itself around, it will be less likely to be injured.

* If your cat gets its leg caught in a garden fence, give it time to move itself free.

* Keep your cat on a leash when going out for walks or play time. The possibility of your cat being run over increases if it is not restrained.

* Make sure that your cat is able to see out the back and sides of the house. If it cannot see properly, it may be less aware of anything going on behind it or to the sides of it.

* Avoid pulling on your cat by the tail.

* If you are planning to do any work around the house and do not wish to disturb your cat, try to put up a partition so that you will not disturb it.

* If you are working in a garden, make sure that your cat can see out of the back.

* Make sure that your cat has a bed where it can rest and sleep.

* If you are planning to leave your cat unattended in a warm car for any length of time, make sure that the window is closed and the heat turned up to a comfortable temperature.

* If you use a cat cage, make sure that you place it in a well-lit area and that your cat can see out of it.

* Be careful to not get any hair caught in cat's eyes. This can lead to serious damage and require an expensive operation.

* Always try to get a cat spayed or neutered, even if your cat is an indoor cat. This will help to keep cats more healthly.

* Ensure that your cat has a good supply of fresh and clean food.

* If your cat is prone to urinating, don't let it use your garden as a toilet.

* If you find that your cat has a tummy ache and does not want to eat or drink, seek advice from your vet.

* If you need

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