How to curb your cat's late-night and early morning meowing
April 30, 2012
After you've visited a New York animal shelter and found what seems to be the perfect cat for you, you may start to notice some strange behavior upon returning home. Excessive meowing is something that many pet owners have to deal with, but there are methods of curbing this behavior without succumbing to frustration.
One of the best methods to keep your cat in shape and help you get extra rest is to make a commitment to a half hour or so of play each evening, recommends CatChannel.com. Try to have your cat expel enough energy and then feed a hefty dinner. With a full belly and a good amount of energy exhausted, your feline should sleep throughout the night.
Additionally, cats respond to positive and negative reinforcement, so if your feline is constantly scratching at your door in the morning, don't give in. If you indulge the behavior, it will only get worse, so endure it for now and sooner or later your pet will adjust to your regular routine.
Lastly, don't forget to give your new cat stimulation in the new environment. With a cat tree and a selection of toys to play with, your new companion will be less likely to come scratching on your door for attention.