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2023 Author: Alex Livingston | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 11:39
The cat meows to communicate, he does so with his peers to declare needs and intentions, but the communicative frequency increases if he has to interact with humans. The repertoire of vocalizations changes according to age, increasing particularly during the final part of the path when it becomes elderly and more fragile. Each specimen experiences the passing of time in a personal way, the greater the care and attention, the better the quality of life, especially during the third age. Although aging is a natural process, it is good to observe all the behavioral variations of the friend, in particular non-verbal communication and meowing, very important bells.
Disorientation and confusion
With aging, the cat could enter a phase of slow decay, not only physical but also cognitive, losing the agility and sharpness of the past. It is a natural process but which could cause confusion in the feline itself, it cannot be independent and autonomous as it once was. There old age could favor moments of disorientation prompting him to meow, the cat may not recognize domestic spaces and feel lost. Or find it hard to remember where the bowl, the litter box or even the basket where he usually sleeps are placed. Meowing is a strong call for help, a call put in place to seek support and guidance at a time that can create anxiety; a condition that often occurs during the night where the absence of light makes everything more complicated.
Pain and disease
With old age, a series of physical problems may arise, from the mildest to the most serious and chronic that lead the cat to meow and complain. The feline probably suffers, try ache physical or the problem is of a degenerative-cognitive type and the cat meows without being aware of itself. A similar condition is also experienced by man during the third age and pushes him to complain about the situation or if he feels pain and suffers.
Hunger and play
Meowing is not always synonymous with suffering, many elderly cats retain a playful disposition and for this reason they meow to attract the attention of the human friend for some playful activity. Or it is a simple request for cuddles, caresses and or food, the third age makes them more affectionate, sometimes grumpy but often fragile and in need of love and attention.
Cat meowing: solutions
Each case obviously requires a specific solution, if you suspect that the cat is suffering or feeling pain it is necessary to take him to the vet for a check, including his cognitive functions. If the cat is simply confused, it is good to be patient and understanding by making his existence easier: a night light will help him to walk around the house safely, more bowls with food will make the search for baby food immediate. Welcoming him in bed will make him feel safer and more secure, certain of the human intervention in case of need.
Let's talk about the so-called homing phenomenon in cats , or the reason that would explain how our cats find their way home. We often hear about cats returning home after a long time. Like the story of Boo, the cat returned after 13 years.
Two motorists save what they believe to be two kittens, who wander along the road. They are contacted by the police who inform them that they are actually wild cats and their detention is illegal! The story we are going to tell you is incredible!
Hiding is a specialty of cat who often likes to disappear in some hidden place of the house, in particular narrow and dark spaces, inaccessible to the owner. It is no coincidence that he chooses wardrobes and furniture, much preferring hide under the bed , a choice dictated by the passion for discovery and exploration, but also for relaxation and the need for a little intimacy.
The movement of the legs of the cat it has always fascinated owners and simple admirers of the animal, who find the opening and closing of the same particularly curious. The cat uses the final part of its paws both as a support base and as an extension to retrieve something, then hunt or protect itself by scratching.
The health of our four-legged friend is a constant thought. Seeing him feel bad makes our hearts tighten, especially if we are dealing with older cats : le common emergencies they are of a certain size and should not be taken lightly. The more we safeguard well-being, the more likely it is to live a long and satisfying existence.