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Weird and low tone meowing  

Jason Brasher
Originally Answered: Weird and low tone meowing
Hello,
 
I have a two year old tux female kitty. She was an only child until about a week ago where we adopted this cute 2 month old tiger striped kitty. Boy.
 
She was fine and we slowly introduced each other etc. They play and run around and all that.
 
About a night or two ago, the tux starts meowing in a low tone meow. She seems fine and not hurt, but I'm worried.
 
I researched a little and it said she could be stressed or unhappy?
 
I don't know. Can you share any thoughts or feedback? She does have a vet appt coming up Sat, but I don't know if its something she should be seen for sooner?
-- Thank you,
 
Jason
 
Concerned cat dad

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Aisling O'Keeffe, DVM
Originally Answered: Weird and low tone meowing

Hi Jason,

Thanks for reaching out to us. I’m sorry to hear that your tux cat isn’t acting herself.

I would be concerned about stress with that sort of meow but you’re right to book a veterinary appointment first to rule out pain or underlying illness. Is she still eating and drinking, peeing and pooping as normal? Can she meow normally or does her normal meow also sound different?

If she’s still eating, drinking, peeing and pooping as normal then Saturday should be fine unless she develops other symptoms before then or seems distressed. Your vet will examine her fully and run any tests if necessary.

After you’ve ruled out illness or pain at your veterinary visit, I would focus on stress as the cause. She’s likely feeling threatened and maybe a bit territorial with the new kitten in the house. Even though they seem to be getting on well, I would ensure that both cats have separate eating and drinking areas, litter areas (and plenty of them, rule of thumb is 1 per cat plus one extra), plenty of hiding areas and areas to escape from each other. It’s also important to divide your time between them equally. Plug in synthetic pheromones can be very helpful in this situation.

We have some more information here on introducing cats and ensuring everything goes smoothly.

I hope that helps and that Tux is feeling back to herself soon,

Aisling


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