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Hello, Neil and welcome to Just Answer!My name is XXXXX XXXXX it will be my pleasure to assist you and Bailey today.I'm sorry Bailey is having this trouble. Did she have complete blood work done, including a thyroid panel?Thanks for all your additional detail.Cher
Yes she had everything done especially thyroid and been cleared
Hi again, Neil and thanks for your prompt and helpful reply.Ok, great, I'm glad the thyroid was tested, as the symptoms you describe could be due to hyperthyroidism. Sometimes, various different thyroid tests need to be done to find if the thyroid is not functioning properly, so ask your veterinarian about this.The constant meowing may be due to two other problems if she does not have hyperthyroidism; one is the senility or 'dementia' you mentioned, which older cats are more prone to develop. If she is confused or disoriented as to her whereabouts, she may panic and that's why she's crying. Another thing to consider is a loss of hearing. Some older cats who have diminished hearing will meow all the time because their own voice sounds strange to them or they can't hear it at all.Here is some information on CDS or Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (dementia/senility) in cats:http://www.petmd.com/cat/conditions/neurological/c_ct_cognitive_dysfunction_syndromehttp://www.fabcats.org/owners/elderly/senility.htmlDiscuss with your vet if she can be given medication used for this condition, to help with her symptoms. I hope all will be well with Bailey!If my response has satisfied all your concerns, a positive rating and positive feedback on the survey would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! If you have any additional questions, please just click "Reply".
This all seems to fit in with what we (she) are experiencing - I have said numerous times that I thought she was not hearing us when we called her.
I will read your links and then speak to the Vet - if she's going or is deaf then this could no doubt stress her out more and then make her poorly - if it's dementia then that's not good either.
Thank you for your help