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Old April 25th 08, 05:21 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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"mrscomp4707 via CatKB.com" [email protected] wrote
Thanks for your response but we have it undercontroll now. Hes fine thanks

Really? How did you do that?

Old April 26th 08, 10:55 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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Suddenly, without warning, mrscomp4707 via CatKB.com exclaimed
(4/26/2008 1:30 AM):
jmc wrote:
Suddenly, without warning, mrscomp4707 via CatKB.com exclaimed
(4/25/2008 7:00 AM):

Thanks so much for the response. We do play with him constintely, I really
think he just wants outside all the time. We cant let him go outside without

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treats so we know its not a tummy ache. I think he just wants to run wild.
Thanks again for a response.

Just because his food is organic, doesn't mean it can't give him a tummy

In this vein, it is possible, I suppose, that he might be allergic to
something in his food. Have you tried completely (but gradually)
changing his food? For instance, if you feed only chicken cat food,
find cat food with no chicken. Or try changing brands. Cat are often
allergic to grains, so you could try foods with no grains.

Does he stop meowing when you play with him?

Either he's sick (vet could have missed something - perhaps try a second
opinion?), as other posters have mentioned, or something you're doing is
reinforcing this behavior. You have to figure out what.

If it's attention-getting you might try this: Leave the room when he
meows. Close the door to the room he's in, or go to another room and
close the door. As soon as he's quiet for like 10 seconds, open the
door and praise him. Rinse and repeat.

Other things to try: Never initiate play or attention, or even talk to
him, when he's meowing, only when he's quiet (even if he's quiet for
only a few seconds). Make more of a point of ignoring his meowing, by
turning your back on him and refusing to look at him, until he's quiet.
With this method, you might find that he's quiet, but when you look at
him or reach for a toy, he meows. Immediately stop and go back to
"ignore" mode. After a while, he'll realize that when he's quiet, he
gets attention, and when he's meowing, he gets pointedly ignored.
Talking too. When he's quiet, praise him. He'll figure it out.

And if all the suggestions you get here fail to work, seek out and hire
a reputable feline behaviorist.


Thanks for your response but we have it undercontroll now. Hes fine thanks

Please post your solution. It could help other cat owners with
talkative/noisy pets!


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