I have a 14 yo neutered male cat that has started constantly meowing early in the morning, usually about 5am. He has always occasionally done this but lately it is almost every day and getting very annoying.
I did have my Mother move in with me in October so there has been a bit of change in the household.
Sometimes he sounds like he is in pain but you look at him and his body language and demeanor is his usual. He is eating well w/weight up a bit since April (0.9 lbs). Of course, he sleeps all day so lately I have been making sure he plays before I go to bed. His playing leaves a bit to be desired. He mostly just lays and swats at the toy (da’bird) with his paw. I have been setting a timed feeder to open early am but he mostly ignores the food (kibble). This morning, I heard him eating some kibble in my room (my other cat’s feeding station) then he started in with the meowing. I shut him in my room so my Mom can sleep and he just kept going. I finally let him out of my room and went for the water squirt bottle and he finally shut up. But could I go back to sleep…no.
Any ideas to circumvent this behavior are welcome.