Siamese cat in heat, meowing all night
(Long island, New York)
I have always owned at least one and sometimes more Siamese, all of whom have lived to ripe old ages. Just about a week ago, I rescued a purebred Chocolate Point cat who turned up on the doorstep of a colleague from a rescue organization I belong to. After posting advertisements, calling all local shelters, the police and taking her to be checked for a micro-chip, with no indication of where this cat belonged, the woman asked if I would foster her, as she had too many cats.
Needless to say, this "foster" will probably become permanent. My vet estimates that she is between 1 1/2 and 2 years of age. She is very well-bred, petite and lovely in all ways. She has become best friends with my German Shepherd and is getting along well with my three other cats. She is responsive, rather than vocal and is clean and a purring machine when picked up...obviously a cat who has been well brought up and socialized.
So what is the problem, you might ask? While this little girl sleeps happily and calmly throughout the day, the evening appears to trigger great anxiety, as she wanders through the house bellowing and calling. She'll get up on the bed and settle down, briefly, but then is off calling again. If this were an all-day occurrence, I would suspect she was in season, as the vet could not find a spay scar and a sonogram revealed no pregnancy. However a Siamese in season is a 24/7 screamer, so that doesn't seem to be the case. When I finally put her in a spare bedroom, she settles down and is quiet.
I know that this is a period of adjustment for her and, hopefully, she will be able to stay quiet when we are sleeping. In the meantime, is there anything more I can be doing...has anyone had a situation like this and can anyone offer an explanation above and beyond what I suspect is adjusting to the third home she's had in her short life. In every other respect, she is a dreamgirl of a cat. Thank you.