(Closed) help: cat howling at night?!!

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Is he fixed? My cat (also a male) done the same thing! To the point I was loosing sleep! πŸ™ Seriously, loud howling every night all night! We got him fixed & now he doesn’t howl at all. πŸ™‚ He is so much more loving too!

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@squeak: If the vet is doubting it then talk to them about checking him out better & seeing if they can fix them their selves if they still doubt it. I swear by this! I didn’t think anything was going to work. He would howl during the day too! It drove me CRAZY! It stressed me out because we live in a apartment & he was so loud I thought the neighbors was going to complain! I hated it. He has been fixed for about a month now & complete silence!! LOVE IT! He is so happy now & wants to rub on me all of the time & sleep with me. I think he was miserable do to having sexual feelings all of the time & not being able to act out on them! He is happy as ever now. πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I am not sure what causes this. My female cat that is about 13 does it too. It is so annoying! We always assumed it was because she thought she had “lost” us because as soon as she sees us again she stops. 

If anyone knows what would make a FEMALE cat do this, please let me know!

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Stassney:  My mom’s female cats do this as well. :/ They’re not fixed & I told her to get them fixed to see if it would help like it did with my male. But if your cat is fixed and doing it maybe she is just really vocal.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

The vet would be able to do a physical examination of the cat and know whether or not he was fixed. There should be no “doubt” about it.

The entire testicle is removed and the vas deferens/epididymus are clamped together, cut and sewn shut. Then the tunic (skin that had the testicle in it) is sewn shut.

There should be an obvious area where the testicles were but they should not be hard nor big. I know it’s gross – but if you can feel something hard in them, then he’s not neutered.

(I work at a vet clinic – sorry if that was a little TMI!!)

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

my cat used to do that too and i know he was neutered.  he only started doing it later in life around 15yrs+.  he did it whenever we weren’t in the same room as he was.  he would always stop when we called out to him.  i think he was just lonely.  i don’t know why, he got soooo much attention.  i think he was just spoiled.  mind you, he was sick.  he had diabetes and i gave him insulin injections 2x daily for 6-7 years.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My little fur-baby does this too! He’s almost 2, ‘fixed’, and a total mamma’s boy. I do work long hours, so it is possible that he is just lonely, but he howls and howls any time I go in a room and shut the door, even if I’ve been home with him all day. If I go to use the restroom and close the door, he sounds like he’s going to just diiiieeee out there allll byyy himseeeelllffff. How terribly cruel of me to close the door when I go potty!

Usually after a while he’ll settle down and go find something to do. Either that or I pass out and sleep through it. I don’t let him in the bedroom anymore (he was “stealing” jewelry and SO is just allegic enough to wake up with puffy eyes and sniffles if Boo-kitty decides to cuddle up with him at night). I’ve gotten used to it over time. If I keep quiet and don’t move around too much, he loses interest and goes off to play in “his” room (the office has most of his toys and his favorite chair in it).

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@squeak: OMG I talk to my kitty too. For a while I was “that crazy single chick with the cat” and let me tell you…he knows some pretty gnarly secrets…there are times when I am convinced he is telling me I need to just shut up πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I had a cat who howled when his health was going downhill, for like 2 years after he had had a stroke he wailed all the time. Then he died and his sister wailed all day and night looking for him until she died. Has he seen a vet to make sure there’s nothing medical causing it? My current cat wails when she can’t find us or the dog, then we call her name and she stops and comes to us and relaxes. I think they sometimes do it when they’re looking for something/someone. Does he sleep in the room with you or is the door open for him to go in and out? Maybe try giving him tons of attention before bed so he’s sick of you before you go to sleep and maybe leave out some toys for him and leave a tv on low volume… I know it’s annoying you but it’s a little cute that he’s so needy πŸ™‚

Also, some breeds like siamese are much more vocal and there’s just not much you can do about that.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Our cat does it too. He’s part siamese and he’s almost 18(!). His internal kitty alarm clock usually goes off at around 5 or 6 am and then he’ll start meowing. Every. Morning. I think it’s because he wants attention. In the morning he usually stops if one of us gets up, picks him up, and puts him on the bed with us. He’ll usually settle right down and start purring.

He also does it sometimes at like 10 or 11 at night. I think it’s because he either has to poop or just pooped. For some reason having to and completing a poop gives him a weird burst of energy and he’ll bolt out of the cat box and zip around the apartment meowing like a crazy cat for a few minutes.

I imagine this is his thought process: I’m lighter! I’m free-er! I must zip around now!

Cats are so strange.

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