Howling Cat After Move to Spain

by Mrs Janice Cave

My sister has emigrated to Spain and has taken her very friendly 4 year old tabby cat with her. He went into a cattery in England for 2 1/2 weeks then he was taken by a pet travel company overland to Spain.

They were re-united then and have been there for 2 months now, but he does not stop howling and being very vocal. He was never like this before they went. Have you any ideas as to why this would happen.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Answer by Kate
Well it could be something as simple as being home sick. Ie he hasn't really gor used to his new home yet and he may be feeling overwhelmed by new smells, sights, cats in the area etc.
I don't know how your sister handled the move into the new home for your cat but it is recommended that you only allow access to a small area of a new home for a week or so so that the cat can get used to and feel more secure in a smaller space before being introduced to the wider area. See my page about moving with a cat on my cat care pages here on this site.

If he is feeling insecure then it is also another way for him to get his owners attention which he might be seeking more to console him, i have a page about cat meowing on my cat behavior pages for your information.

Or course it may also be worth having the cat checked by a vet just in case he is unwell, it is best to rule out any medical conditions just in case.

I hope he soon settles down in his new home, best wishes

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