How do I stop my cat from waking me up at night?

Do you love your cat more than anything in the world but he makes you live like hell every night, especially as the full moon approaches? Don’t worry, we’ll fix this!
You will discover in this article that it is possible to have a good night’s sleep even if you have a cat who turns into a devil at night!

A quick visit to the vet

“First of all, remember the golden rule of an Educator,” says Daniel Filion, president of the firm: “Always start by consulting a veterinarian to eliminate the medical cause of inappropriate behavior. »

Have you tried everything?

Many people who call about a cat that meows every night say: “I tried everything to get him to shut up: I petted him, fed him, let him out, in short, I did everything. “. “Indeed, they did everything… to encourage the cat to continue,” Sandie Decortiat, president of the French subsidiary of Educhateur, tells us.

Ignore your cat

“If your cat meows at night, it’s often to get your attention. By caring for him, you reward his behavior and encourage him to do it again. It should therefore be ignored completely.

Be discreet

If you are worried about him, stand up but don’t look him in the eye. Take a quick look to make sure it’s okay and go turn on a faucet. This way, your cat won’t feel like you stood up for him.

If you have a professional meower

Use toys to keep him occupied while you sleep . Provide your cat with several quiet toys throughout your home. Also, don’t hesitate to put catnip on a cushion before going to bed. This will tend to attract him during the night and he will forget to disturb you during your precious sleep.
However, if your cat has been waking you up at night for more than three weeks, it is possible that the behavior has become acquired. In such a case, the intervention of an Educator may be necessary.

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