(Closed) Has your cat ever cried in its sleep?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

What do you mean by cry? My cats occasionally make little whining noises in their sleep.  Maybe your cat is just having a nightmare

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

One of my kittens will ‘murr’ in his sleep

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Hmm thats wierd.  Honestly it might just be cat nightmares

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I used to have a cat and she never did that, but sometimes my dog barks in his sleep and moves his legs like he is trying to run!  He does not seem like he is in distress though.. maybe she is having a bad dream?

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

In his or her sleep just means they’re dreaming. My cat woke and scared the crap out of herself because she was dreaming and meowed really loudly. It was kind of funny, actually, although she’s so skittish that she legitimately got scared, jumped off the desk, and started walking around the room crying. 

ETA: I will say that, while we recognize her different sounds, she has scared the shit out of us in the middle of the night crying like she’s stuck somewhere (she gets her claws stuck in things and panics), when she really just has a toy that she’s excited about.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

Sure now and then they do. I usually just reach over and pat them or if they aren’t in the room I’ll peek in and tell them “mommy’s here, it’s ok”. They always calm right down and curle up on my feet.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’ve seen twitching but never heard noises. They are so cute when they sleep…

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I do not have cats but this has happened to my dogs before. It could be a cry or a muffled bark, when we check on them they are usually dreaming. Maybe this could be the case for your cat.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

oh my goodness our cat does this in his sleep all the time!

Like a little whimpery sob of a cry.  We always talk of it as the “it’s all so hard” noise… because, you know, it’s hard work sleeping 23 hours a day, you’d be pretty upset too.  It’s often followed by him putting his paws over his eyes and holding them really tight.  It’s more than a little adorable.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Our old kitty does this sometimes. Once she meowed so loudly in her sleep that she woke herself up! And seemed very disturbed.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ve had several cats and most did some variation of kitty dream noises.  My current cat is real vocal when he’s awake so it’s no suprise he’s vocal in his sleep.  I wouldn’t worry about it.  Some cats, dogs, people (other animals?) just do.  I’m all for Hellecat’s suggestion of a soothing touch or voice.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

My little dog Bailey licks her feet in her dreams.

Then she’ll wake up and lick the carpet, like she’s got a bad taste in her mouth.

Haha, silly.

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