Today’s Ask the Vet column in the San Francisco Chronicle is about a senior kitty’s changing (and exhausting) nighttime behavior. SFVS’s David Geiger, DVM, a veterinary neurologist, answers the reader’s question:
Our 16-year-old cat has begun waking us up every couple of hours. She stands on me, meowing loudly, and if I don’t get up right away, she knocks over objects until I get up. She and her two sisters have lived with us since they were 8 days old, and she lost one sister recently. We’ve taken her to the vet, and she’s had teeth pulled for resorption syndrome, but she’s eating and drinking and doesn’t seem to be in pain. I love her, but this schedule is exhausting.