I'm reaady to lose my mind, my mama cat meows non-stop

by cynde
(grants pass or)

My mother cat who never meowed before she had kittens will not stop meowing, she has water, litter and food, she even expects 4 cans of food a day. There is food in the bowl, her kittens are 6 weeks old

Please help or I am going to have to get rid of her, this is too much for me I am disabled and am not to get stressed which is why I got her in the first place.

Answer by Kate
Hi
I now a constantly meowing cat can become very wearing very quickly. However there is no way I know of that can stop them quickly.

Often meowing is an attention seeking thing and is usally a learned behavior over time, i.e I meow then I get what I want.

However in this case it could be caused by either anxiety for her kittens or is her way of communicating with them. It is impossible to know.

If I were you I would take her to the vets first to see if she is healthy and that the meowing isn't caused because of ill health and second to see if the vet thinks that it may be anxiety and if there is something he can give her to help calm her down during these first weeks of being a mum.

I know it's hard but don't get angry with your cat, there is always a reason for their behaviours, we just have to figure out how best to handle them.

best wishes Kate

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Thank you Kate
by: Cynde

thank you for answering my question. I am beginning to wonder if she is ready to whelp the kittens and wants their food out and the cat box too because she knows how irate I get when she doesn't use her box; sometimes she wets in the shower if her box is stinking in any way. I don't like her using the tub but it is a h____ of a lot better than the alternatives (carpet, bed, etc). I am going to take her to the vet because it is time for her shots and my apartment manager demands proof she's had them.

Thanks again,
Cynde

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