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    How To Tell When A Cat Is In Season

    Articlecat health and wellbeingThursday 07 April 2011
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    A female cat can go into heat as early as 5-6 months old, this can be avoided however if you have a female cat spayed as soon as is possible. Spaying a female cat is not only better for the cat’s health but it will also mean that you won’t get any unwanted pregnancies somewhere later down the line. This guide outlines some of the signs of a cat in heat.

    Spotting Female Cats in Heat

    A female cat in heat will show several different signs which will allow you to spot it. You should listen for any excessive whining from your cat as cat heat causes females to vocalise a lot more to attract the attention of males. This can happen at any time of the day or night and an indoor cat in heat may sit by the window more often than usual.

    Another noticeable sign of cats in heat is that they will rub up against furniture and people much more often as well as rolling on the floor more often. Another excellent way of noticing cat heat is if the female becomes much more playful and energetic.

    If you pet a cat in heat, she will probably raise her hind quarters as you do, she will also be extra affectionate to you. Cats in heat will almost certainly raise their backside when you rub their fur.

    If you have a cat in heat, make sure that you close all exterior doors and windows in your house, and do so quickly when you leave or enter the house. Indoor cats in heat will try to get outside to meet male cats at every opportunity.

    Female cats in heat will attract males so keep an eye out for any new cats that have been hanging around your house recently. A cat in heat will call out to male cats to attract them and if she has been calling, the males will soon show up.

    Having a female cat spayed will avoid all of these problems and will help her to avoid other diseases such as breast cancer or uterine infections, both of which can be fatal.

    Even after birth, cats can be in heat within as little as two weeks so make sure male cats cannot get near a female cat in heat in this period.

    A female cat can go into heat as early as 5-6 months old, this can be avoided however if you have a female cat spayed as soon as is possible. Spaying a female cat is not only better for the cat’s health but it will also mean that you won’t get any unwanted pregnancies somewhere later down the line. This guide outlines some of the signs of a cat in heat.

     

    Spotting Female Cats in Heat

     

    • A female cat in heat will show several different signs which will allow you to spot it. You should listen for any excessive whining from your cat as cat heat causes females to vocalise a lot more to attract the attention of males. This can happen at any time of the day or night and an indoor cat in heat may sit by the window more often than usual.

     

    • Another noticeable sign of cats in heat is that they will rub up against furniture and people much more often as well as rolling on the floor more often. Another excellent way of noticing cat heat is if the female becomes much more playful and energetic.

     

    •  If you pet a cat in heat, she will probably raise her hind quarters as you do, she will also be extra affectionate to you. Cats in heat will almost certainly raise their backside when you rub their fur.

     

    • If you have a cat in heat, make sure that you close all exterior doors and windows in your house, and do so quickly when you leave or enter the house. Indoor cats in heat will try to get outside to meet male cats at every opportunity.

     

    • Female cats in heat will attract males so keep an eye out for any new cats that have been hanging around your house recently. A cat in heat will call out to male cats to attract them and if she has been calling, the males will soon show up.

     

    • Having a female cat spayed will avoid all of these problems and will help her to avoid other diseases such as breast cancer or uterine infections, both of which can be fatal.

     

    • Even after birth, cats can be in heat within as little as two weeks so make sure male cats cannot get near a female cat in heat in this period.
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