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Our cat has been creating a lot of disturbance at night and I am ready to throw her over the balcony, so please help!

We have recently arrived in Basel and she was able to enjoy a garden at our previous home but is now confined to an appartment (there will be a balcony down the line but not for a few weeks yet). There are toys about for her and she has found comfortable spots to settle.

The rule with our cat has always been that we spend nights separately she in one part of the house, us in the other. But now we are sharing a one-bedroomed flat.

For the first few days we kept the bedroom door shut and had to put plugs in our ears because of the miaowing. Then I decided to let her into the bedroom for fear of her disturbing the neighbours as well as us. At first I was only disturbed about three times per night when she jumped onto my side of the bed. Nevertheless the miaowing stopped.

Last night however, our cat was so annoying by both jumping onto and off the bed and also miaowing loudly. She did not receive much attention during the day or the evening as it was a busy one for us. I feel punished for neglecting her!

Any suggestions please?



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Old 10.05.2011, 11:55
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Have you tried Feliway? This is recommended for exactly such stressful situations like moving and worked well with our cats. Most vets sell it.
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Re: Cat nightmare

Thank you. Yes we have some which we used for the trip by car. I will try that every evening, then, to settle our cat.
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Is she spayed? This reminds me when my Keto (Siamese princess) went into heat and made my life impossible. But I guess it could also be due to stree because of moving, leave her outside your bedroom and be brave she will annoy you but then settle...hopefully you will move soon to the place with a balcony and things will be back to normal
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you have spray? ours didn't like this, but we put diffusers all over taht seemed to help, like those:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Feliway-Feli...5018252&sr=1-2
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Yes, our cat has been spayed. We will try using the Feliway spray regularly and hope that it calms her down. Fingers crossed.
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Re: Cat nightmare

She is bored and upset because you have chosen to move into an environment that is not suited to her. Are you at home during the daytime or at work? Most vets will tell you that keeping a cat on its own in a small apartment is not ideal, some would even say cruel. So you need to make her environment more exciting, play with her a lot, get that balcony sorted - or find a new place that keeps her happy.
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