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I have three cats....two females and a male. The male is the youngest. He's only 3.5 years old.

Our male and one of the females are indoor/outdoor cats. The other female prefers to stay inside almost all the time.

Day before yesterday, we had two dogs come through our yard. They were friendly and beautiful, and it was obvious they had gotten out of their own yard. We fenced them in our backyard until we found the owners. They were in our yard for about three hours.

Shortly after the dogs went home, I realized I hadn't seen our male cat all afternoon. His name is Dewey. Sometimes he likes to wander across the path to the neighbor's house; that's where he was born and he has "cat friends" there. We looked and he wasn't there. He was gone all night and almost all the next day. It's not like him to be gone for so long. He always goes outside for a couple of hours and then comes home to sleep. We searched the neighborhood and even posted signs. Last night he came home at about 8:30 and has been acting weird since then. He's pacing a lot, meowing a lot (he's usually a big sleepyhead and very quiet), and wanting to go outside more than usual. He's neutered, so I don't think it's a girl cat he's after. :wink: At first I thought he disappeared because he was scared of the dogs, but now I'm wondering because he keeps talking and asking to go outside. You'd think he'd want to stay in if it was the dogs that bothered him. And he keeps talking *to* us. It's like he stands there or sits and stares at us while he meows. This morning he woke me up several times.....he kept coming in my room and meowing. I finally shut him out of my room so I could get some sleep. When I got up, he was asleep on the couch, but when he woke up he kept meowing and going to the front door.

Any ideas on what's going on?
 

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How weird
I really can't think what the problem is
he is obviously freaked out about something, but has you said you'd think he would be more inclined to stay in, unless its a territorial thing and he is wanting to go out and mark his territory - it could be something like that

also check him for any scratches or bites, and run your hands over him to see if he flinches, he could have been in a altercation and trying to tell you

other than that I don't know
I'd take him up the vets if he's still acting funny in a few days

sorry i can't be more help
I hope your kitty gets back to normal soon
 

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Is your kitty still meowing constantly? I'm not sure what it could be but once a cat likes the outdoors and sees something they like they will keep wanting to go back outside to see. Hopefully everything works out :D
 

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It's possible there's something wrong. When an animal changes his habits, it's best to get him checked out. He could have got into something outside. Please let us know.
 

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Check him out, if you find something odd, or if this prolongs bring him to the vet.

Otherwise this is just part of what can happen when you allow cats free roam outdoors so you'll just have to put up with it unfortunatly.
 

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I had several cats whom I would let outdoors once in a while, that is until I lost one of them (cookie) to a visiting dog across the street. There are enough unknown dogs around my neighborhood that I do not allow them outside anymore. Before I put the restrictions on them, they would always want outside, but after a few weeks, they are more content to stay inside. I do have a couple of "door darters" but they are dominant males, and would attempt to get outside whether it is safe or not.
 

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i agree that this doesn't sound right. i became really concerned reading your post.

how is your kitty doing now??
 
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