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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:07 am 
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When I came home from work today, Forest starting meowing. But it wasn't his normal meow. This one sounded more like his voice box was dying or like a talking doll that was in need of new batteries. Is this normal in older DSH cats? He is about 14 years old. any help is appreciated if anyone has experienced this...


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:37 am 
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If it's not normal and you're worried about it, take him to the vet. It could be something serious (or it could be attention seeking). Better safe than sorry.

A few years ago one of my DSH's started meowing very strangely - quite desperately - and then quietened right down. After a while he started vomiting clear fluid. I took him to the vet to have him checked, and it turned out he had an intestinal blockage and would have died without surgery (the first vet I took him to wanted to put him down!! I went elsewhere for a second opinion, thank god, and he's absolutely fine today - although sometimes annoyed at being attacked by a psycho bengal when he's trying to sleep ;)

Our bengal meows desperately when she's trying to get someone (feline or human) to play chasey with her. This is normal for her, so we're not concerned when we hear it. If my other cat (DSH) were to meow like that again I think I'd be panicking and straight to the vet.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:50 am 
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its definately not normal for him and he doesn't seek attention unless he's hungry. lately he has been having a lot of hairballs and slight gag reactions but nothing comes out. It also sounds like he has a cold or a sore throat that would make him meow like that.

Do you remember how much the surgery was linden? When your DSH had the blockage was he in any pain if you picked him up before you knew what was wrong with him?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:48 am 
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He was in pain in his tummy when i touched him and turned very lethargic.

I'm not saying it is the same thing with your boy, just that if it's not normal for him to meow like that it probably means something, and you should get him checked.

In our case, the surgery cost in excess of $3000 Australian. Don't let that put you off taking him in to get a diagnosis - it might be something really small and simple - like a tummy bug that needs antibiotics or something. It's really not even worth comparing until you know what the problem is and why he is meowing like that.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:13 pm 
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thanks linden for your insight and glad to hear your DSH is fine from the surgery when he had it :)

i came across this link just now and the author's question describes forest exactly:

http://au.answers.yahoo.com/question/in ... 745AA5E8qp

i think we will take him to the vet tomorrow morning to see what's up!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:05 pm 
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i think it may be a case of worms which would make sense since when we got Gizmo and took him to the vet he had a tape worm. Tape worms come from ingesting fleas and therefore fleas jump from cat to cat and the way forest cleans himself, he would certainly eat one without knowing it. So we are going to take both of them to the vet just to be safe and I should have an update by tomorrow.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:41 am 
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a trip to the vets sounds best, just to make sure.

fingers crossed, hope he's ok :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:21 pm 
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update: the vet didnt find anything wrong, no worms and no infection. it might be a hairball so we will be gradually switching to a hairball prevention food and another possibility could be that because of the humidity making him seem lethargic and lazy. we're just glad he is ok :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:14 pm 
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thank goodness :D


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