Cat's Sleeping Clock - Answered by N. Kitching
We rescued an older cat from a shelter, and lately he is waking through the night on 2 hour intervals and cries for attention. He usually wants company while he has something to eat/drink and then generally comes back to bed. Needless to say, this is becoming ver draining and I don't know how to change his body clock. He's a real talker and this is compounding the problem. We've had him checked by the vet; physically, he's OK.
Help - anyone??
Your cat has spent it's life looking for love and now it's finally found it in you. You probably gave it lots of love and it doesn't want it to end (in it's own mind, it could). One thing you might try is to put the food beside your bed. Then try petting it to a lesser degree. This will probably all stop eventually. Ignoring your cat will make it accelerate.
I have two kitties who would like to be petted all day and night. I pet them and slowly stop and do something else. At first, they will try you to the limit but eventually they go away, knowing that my love is always there.
If none of this works, you may have to put it in another room at night and in the morning -- really praise and love it. If you're giving it any kind of treats all this could be a reward.
Obviously you love this kitty or you wouldn't be asking for help. Some cats aren't at all affectionate and have to be taught, so in a way your are very fortunate.
© Nancy Kitching 2001
Dog Trainer Member of CAPPT, CKC, OKC (Ottawa Kennel Club),
and Bytown Obedience Club in Ottawa.
Hudson, Quebec J0P 1H0
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