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How Long Does a Cat Stay in Heat ?

You might wonder how long does a cat stay in heat especially since the odd behavior as well as the yowling may disturbed you. Actually the cat may stay in this condition for around four until ten days long. And this condition may happen every few weeks which make you become disturbed after the long run.

Learn the Symptoms and How Long Does a Cat Stay in Heat?

The first heats that the cat will going through is named as estrus that will happen once your cat reach sexual maturity. It will depend on the cat’s breed thus some breed may have it earlier or later. Siamese can have it when they are around 5 months meanwhile the Persian will have it when they are around 10 months.

How Long Does a Cat Stay in Heat

Even after you know the duration of the cat heat, some of you might not even know whether your cat is in heat or not. Some noticeable symptoms is bleeding however, this symptoms is not a common symptoms.

Actually there are cat heat cycle symptoms that you can pay attention to such as:

  1. Your cat becoming even more affectionate than usual.
  2. She rubs to any type of objects and even to people.
  3. She likes to roll on flooring.
  4. She demands more of your attention.
  5. She will raise her hind quarters especially if you rub or scratch her.
  6. She like to yowl and more vocal.
  7. She likes to left mark in object and urinate more than usual.
  8. She might even try to escape from inside the house.

 

How Long Does a Cat Stay in Heat

You should know that the reason she like to left mark in object and urinate more than usual is because she will release pheromones as well as other hormone inside the urine. This scent is very strong and can attract male cat as it indicate that your cat is ready for reproduction.

How Long Does a Cat Stay in Heat

That is why; to prevent the reproduction to happen, and then you might want to spay your cat even before the heat cycle start. Especially since the spaying cannot be done if your cat is already in heat.

Thus you may need to wait for around four until ten days long until the heat is over then the spaying procedure can be done. You can perform the spay method very early even when the cat is still in eight week old. This will prevent cat overpopulation but it would not change her behavior.

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