A typical question is how long do female cats stay in heat. Let’s talk about cats in heat Cats are polyestrous meaning that they can have several heat cycles throughout the year. And a breeding cat may have a litter of kittens basically at any time during the year. Typically a heat phase will last anywhere between 7 to 10 days. But cats that aren’t allowed to breed may seem to be in heat constantly. So signs of cats in heat are difficult to baer even for the most patient of pet owners. But today I’m going to give you some tips on how to soothe and make your cat comfortable during her heat phase. So firstly, do not allow your cat to go outside at all during her heat phase. So just keep her inside, close all the doors, windows including pet flaps Because she needs to be kept away from all the male cats.
That will keep her calmer and obviously prevent her from getting pregnant. And also, it will keep her safe as well. If you have a male cat in the same house, you might want to arrange for a friend to take you cat for a few days Or hire a cat sitter for that time period. Whilst this may not be a guaranteed success, but some people have found that Giving their cats something warm or hot to sit on actually made a difference And made their cats calm and still So try giving your cat a heat blanket, heat pad, or even a warm and wet towel Try using a synthetic cat pheromone diffuser such as Feliway Which has a calming and soothing effect on cats However, it may take a few weeks for the exposure to build up in order for it to take any effect on your cats So consider plugging the diffuser before the breeding season, which is normally in spring.
Cats are often scent mark during the heat period to attract male cats. So by keeping her litter box clean at all times will encourage her to use the litter box Instead of scent marking your home. But if she scent marks anyway, then clean the area and deodorise it immediately. Otherwise, if you’re going to leave it there, it’s only going to drive your cat to do it more. Consider using herbal remedies in order to soothe your cat during the heat period. So things like rescue remedy Which is a mixture of five flower essences , it’s glycerin based Alcohol free formula, Which has been around since 1930s And so what it does, it reduces the stress in your cat, and also boosts her immunity system Another thing that I hear is good to use And actually a lot of cat breeders use it It’s called Folliculinum and, what it does, it is a homeopathic remedy remedy which effects the female hormonal system However, before you use any of these, I do recommend that you speak to your veterinarian first, About the proper dosage for your cat.
If you are looking for a more permanent solution to this problem, then I recommend that you spay your cat. Spaying your cat removes their ovaries and prevents the heat cycle from occurring. It prevents them from getting pregnant, spraying and reduces the risk of cancer and other diseases. Early spaying is regarded as the most ethical route for any pet owner In the light of millions of animals being euthanised in pet shelters each year. It would be simply irresponsible to bring another litter of kittens, into this world, Knowing that there aren’t enough homes for the existing animals. It depends on your cat’s yowling and odd behavior may have you wondering how long the heat cycle lasts and when it will end.
Cats stay in heat for for a particular time and this cycle can happen every few weeks. A cat’s first heat cycle happens at sexual maturity. Depending on the breed, could be when the kitten is anywhere from 5 months old to 10 months old (particularly for some of the longer-haired breeds). During this time, although a small amount of bleeding and discharge may occur, it is not common. The changes are more behavioral. There are may examples that include: more affectionate; rubbing against people or objects; rolling on the floor; demanding more attention; raising the hind quarters when rubbed or scratched; becoming vocal, even yowling at times; urinating more frequently or marking on objects; trying to escape to the outdoors. When can I spay my cat? You can spay as early as 8 weeks of age, but check with your veterinarian. Cats do not need to have a litter of kittens before they are spayed.