Can anyone help Joanne? We’ve had some ideas but your thoughts would be welcome. Here’s her story:
We have a 10 year old deaf cat, she has been deaf in both ears fully for approximately 2 – 3 years. She no longer goes out at night as we live on a busy road and i worry because she can no longer hear the traffic or any other outside noises. During the day she is fine she sleeps and i am here with her some days as i work from home a few hours everyday. Its once early evening is here and then bedtime, she meows constantly and it is such a highpitched very very loud meow. Most nights i get up with her every 2 hours just to reassure her i am there and then she is fine. I do try to ignore her but i worry about the neighbours complaining, that is how loud she is so thats why i get up. She is getting worse and the last month has been unbearable and dont quite know how to stop the meowing and i would love to be able to sleep all night. We love her dearly and would be lost without her she is our baby but it is just becoming hard work now with her. I dont really want to take her to the vets as she seems well in herself, and she eats fine. I have found a few medical conditions on the internet that could possibly explain the meowing but she gets so stressed going in her box and to the vets because she cant hear what is happening so I will take her if thats what you advise. Its bad enough taking her for her boosters she shakes and everything.
I really hope you can help me with this as dont really know how or what to do. I have had a good read up on deaf cats and i do know they have no volume control over their meow and it is part of being deaf,but there must be some other strategy we can use.
Mrs Joanne Maidment