Hey guys, I have no idea if this is something I should be concerned with or not, but my cat has seemed to have lost her voice. She is a very verbal kitty and I noticed earlier yesterday that she was a litlle squeekier than normal. Then by the evening, she was not able to make a sound at all. She would open her mouth and just nothing would come out. Other than that, she seems perfectly normal. As said before, I don't know if I should be worried or not. Is anyone familiar with this? Could it be a sign of something more serious? It was extremely hot here yesterday and I thought maybe that could have something to do with it. My whole family also has a cold. Is it possible that she has the same cold we do to? Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!
A cat can't catch the same virus that is causing your human family to have colds. But she can have an upper respiratory infection of her own that would cause her to lose her voice. Sometimes even a hairball may be waiting to cough up and cause it too. Is she long haired? There are other more serious things that can cause it too though. I would keep an eye on her and call the vet if it doesn't sound better by Monday. Hopefully it's just a kitty cold.
It's my experience that a noisy/whiney cat can lose their voice from overuse in the same way a person can. If she acts otherwise healthy, and is eating and going to the litterbox normally and doing everything else she usually does, if it were my cat I'd thank my lucky stars for the peace and quiet while it lasted.
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There is a good chance it is nothing since everything else looks okay. Yes, kitties can loose their voices from overuse, just like humans. There are a ton of other things that can cause laryngitis in cats too; colds, allergies, overuse, respiratory infections, hairballs, acid reflux, obeisity, elevated pollution levels, or just stress. If she seems healthy, then it's probably nothing. But if her voice doesn't come back in a day or two I'd take her to the vet to get checked out.
I had a cat that would loose her voice for a day or two every time my grandfather, who smoked these awfull rancid cigars, came to visit. I got to where I would lock her in my bedroom when he visited.
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When my Sophie was a kitten, she was always very verbal, and then one day, she also lost her voice. It freaked me out, but now its more normal for her to meow silently or verrry quietly, (silent me)-ow. And now and again she'll go through phases of insanely loud obnoxious mee-owing just to prove she still can. Vet says she fine, just "eccentric." He also calls my "tri-color female" cats "frisky." I think he likes to prove he can use big words.
Our Cassie lost her voice a couple years ago. No vet seems to be concerned about it, but then again, she's developed other stomache issues since then, non-diagnosed yet. Cassie would squeek instead of meow. She really has to try hard to get out a meow.
I was wondering if Cleo ever found out about her cat. My cat has had an infection in her mouth. That causes ulcers, she lost her voice about a year ago and I believe she threw up blood today. I have 3 cats but I am sure it was her. She was a bottled fed kitty and with many problems and she is almost 11 yrs old now. Just wondering if if the lost voice and blood could be related and if it is cancer.
I just asked a question about wheezing. That is exactly what happened to my cat and has not been resolved. He started out with losing his voice and now I am at my wits end. Read my question. I am going to get an x-ray to see what is up. It occurred to me he may have something stuck in his throat. Please let me know what happens. http://skinnyfiberpills.org/
You may want to start your own thread with your wheezing question-- this one was started in 2008 so it doesn't look like the OP is going to update. If you think something is stuck in your cat's throat you should take him to the vet immediately. I imagine that would be miserable and life-threatening.
My cat lost his voice about a week ago and was coughing like an asthmatic( He has a history of asthma). Then got a little tiny squeak back today but he has yellow snow dripping on the left side of his nose. He seems to be eating fine. I want to take him to the vet but I can't afford it right now. Will this pass or is it very necessary for me to take him to the vet?
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It is definitely something that needs to be checked out. A local humane society might be able to point you towards a low-cost clinic. It sound like it is something neurological, either a reaction to some toxin, a seizure disorder, a brain tumor, etc., but it's impossible to know without having a doctor check it out. http://www.dailymotion.com/group/MedifastCouponCode
My little cat Dave lost her voice about 1 year or so ago. It was very squeaky or raspy/scratchy at most when she would meow. I took her to the vet. They couldn't find anything wrong with her. Ive read online some cats either decide they just don't feel like meowing any longer, or if it IS a veterinary issue such as oral diseases, it can most likely be treatable. My cat has anxiety so it may have been that. I went away for 2 weeks and she thought I wasn't ever coming back so her little anal glands all swelled up to the point of serious affliction. So it may be she was full of anxiety she didn't/couldn't talk. WHO KNOWS!
Anyway, today....SHE'S MEOWING AGAIN!!!! Like it never went away. Noisy. Loud. Full. Cute. She's super chatty and meowing up a storm. My other cat and I just look at her like "WTF?". So it CAN come back. Maybe she just felt like taking a break from being talkative. But this message is to all kitty owners who worry about their furry little friends voices. IT CAN RETURN!
My cat of 11 years lost her voice suddenly- she was making a kind of weird noise, like she was TRYING to meow, but couldn't. she otherwise seemed in distress. vet said it was a hairball, to watch her and if she developed any other problems to bring her back
after two days, while i was petting her, she suddenly began to sneeze HARD, and a VERY VERY LONG blade of grass poked out of her nose! i pulled it out, and she began to meow normally again. and then i remembered, just before her weird meow began, she jumped from a garden table into tall grass. apparently, one of the blades just happened to go into her nose like an ET tube- and must have been down her trachea.
so, those above whose cats resolved must have done better once the object slowly rotted/disintegrated- and those who did NOT do well must have suffered permanent damage.
i would take my kitty to a vet who can use an endotracheal scope if it didn't resolve after a week or so, particularly since i happened to be lucky enough to SEE the object come out of her nose. if i hadn't been there, i wouldn't have known what caused it in the first place.