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Unlike a dog, i cats they do not show very obvious physical signs when in heat, but rather these are behavioral.
THE symptoms of cats in heat they can prove the patience of even the most loving pet owners, and it is also one of the reasons veterinarians recommend spaying cats before the first heat or estrus cycle occurs.
The cat's inspiration begins when the animals reach the sexual maturity, usually at around 6 months of age, although some cats may be in heat as early as 4 months and others from 10-12 months. Cats are considered polyestrus, which means that they have different heat cycles per year (unlike dogs), which means that they can reproduce a litter at any time of the year.
Signs of estrus or cats in heat:
Even if you have never had cats in heat before, it is very likely that you know that something is happening to your pet, as the behaviors used to attract attention of a potential mate will surely grab your attention as well. The signs of cats in heat or those who experience estrus they can mimic the signs of pain or distress in your cat and include the following behaviors:
Your cat is likely to become extremely affectionate and constantly rubs against you, other pets or even furniture.
When you stroke it it can instinctively assume the coupling position, with the head down and the hindquarters raised high.
It will become noticeably more vocal and his vocalizations will include unusually loud yelps designed to attract the attention of a mate.
Could spray a thin stream of urine around your home while marking his territory in an attempt to attract a mate.
The cat may present one restless stimulation or it can constantly roll back and forth on the floor.
Cats in heat can completely lose your appetite.
In some cases, they can persistently licking their genitals, which will likely swell. You may also notice bloody discharge.
Your cat could do continuous attempts to escape from home yours in the effort to find a mate. This could include clawing doors and windows or rushing out the door as soon as it is opened.
How long does the heat last in cats?
So how long are cats in heat? Generally, the he estrus phase will last between a week and 10 days. However, if your cat is unable to mate and get pregnant, she will most likely go into heat again within the next three weeks. Some cats that are not allowed to breed litters may be in constant heat.
An unsterilized cat will go into heat or estrus seasonally in the spring and fall and may go into heat multiple times during the season. The period of heat in the cat lasts on average about a week but can vary from three to 14 days. During estrus, your cat may exhibit behaviors such as jealousy, aggression or stress.
It's difficult calm a cat in heat that moans, writhes and makes us spend sleepless nights, but not impossible. In his condition it is completely normal for him to have these behaviors that generally begin to manifest themselves around 6 months of life, that is, when he reaches sexual maturity.
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They meow loudly, spray urine on furniture and walls, try to escape and become restless: these are in short all the typical behaviors of the cat in heat. They are gestures and signals that they send to their fellow men to communicate that they are ready for mating.
Our little furball goes into heat in the fall and spring. This period lasts on average a week, but can range from a minimum of three to a maximum of 14 days. During estrus (the name by which feline heat is defined) it could show attitudes that denote jealousy, aggression or stress.