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rescuecatsrule
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« on: June 11, 2008, 10:47:38 AM »

Last night Beauty was yow-ing. She came in to my room (really restless), looked at me settling down to sleep (bearing in mind it was about 11pm) and she suddenly yow-ed! It sounded for all the world like she'd got something stuck through her paw! (she hadn't - I checked) but she's not been right all this afternoon either. She seemed to be OK this morning, but she's back to being really restless!

I know what normal behaviour for her is, although she sometimes does wander around the house, she doesn't usually make any noise! Hearing her loudly yow is HIGHLY unusual.

Can anyone help? (I don't think it's her arthritis, if it was then she'd have gone to find somewhere comfortable and warm, preferably in the sun)
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2008, 12:19:57 PM »

How old is Beauty?

My old guy who is 17 has been yowling at night for several years now. It comes and goes. Sometimes, he yowls for several straight nights and several times a night. I've read that it's not that uncommon in old males (ducking and running...)
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2008, 12:43:07 PM »

BJ (rb at 23) used to do this at night after the loss of her buddy Angel. I got another cat and even though she pretended total indifference, she stopped yowling. In her later years, as she was going deaf, she did meow much louder, but it wasn't the yOOOOWWWWW yOWWWWW like Ling (part siamese) does now.

Ling considers yowling equivalent to "alert Alert" or LOOOOOOKKKKK!!!. And is proud to show all of us her palmetto bug or spider or whatever wiggly gets inside.

She's also done it and run thundering down the hall cos IMO she was bored and wanted attention - it typically works and Scooter or MK will oblige in a game. She's a bit needy sometimes.

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catbird
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2008, 01:12:43 PM »

Among many other things, restlessness and increased vocalization can be signs of hyperthyroidism.  Something you might check.

I've also noted that some cats will "yow" when they have an upset stomach or are going to bring up a hairball soon...
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rescuecatsrule
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2008, 03:47:33 AM »

I think it's probably the fact Beauty isn't well.

This morning she had her breakfast then had an accident on the carpet (food accident)

She hasn't eaten anything since. Going to phone the vets.
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2008, 04:13:31 AM »

I hope Beauty is ok.
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2008, 04:26:05 AM »

I hope so too!

She'll be going to the vets this evening. (she's between 10 and 14 - can't be more precise than that)
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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2008, 04:54:29 AM »

Please let us know what the vet says.

Sending my wishes that it will be something easy to treat, if she is ill, and that she will feel better soon!
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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2008, 11:22:34 AM »

The vet found a lump in her abdomen, he's given her an injection to help it and he's seeing her tomorrow to see if the injection has made any difference.
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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2008, 11:25:29 AM »

Sending prayers and best wishes that the injection treatment will help Beauty.
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catbird
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« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2008, 04:00:16 PM »

Did the vet say what kind of lump, or what caused it?

Prayers for healing for your gorgeous torti.
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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2008, 06:39:02 PM »

Just wanted to send good vibes, too!

Feel better soon!
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« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2008, 08:19:38 PM »

I so hope Beauty will be OK.  Sending purry prayers
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« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2008, 08:37:02 PM »

Sending good thought and prayers that the injection helps.
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« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2008, 04:51:56 AM »

Hugs and prayers.   Let us know if how Beauty is doing.
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