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Re Is cat in heat? Do they spray? Can she be sterilized?

June 27th, 2007, 09:13 PM
I rescued a Mother Calico Cat 3 days ago, and I have been working to socialize her and it is coming along great....hmmmmm - I noticed though that she was sort of leaning on her front elbows and had her rear up, in front of my neutered male cat. Yesterday I thought how friendly and cute she was rubbing on him, rolling in front of him etc.!! Now, I am wondering, is there a chance that she is going into heat? Do they spray? I would like to know if she can still be sterilized in this condition - is it safe? How long does it last?
What more can I expect?
Thanks. :confused:

June 27th, 2007, 09:20 PM
Yup, shes in heat!:eek:
Cats seem to be in heat ALL THE TIME when they start:rolleyes: , I have brought in a few females in full blown heat for spays, no ill effects. Vets dont seem to have an issue doing this either. I guess the risk of blood loss isnt the same with cats in season and dogs in season. Its hard to book an appointment for a cat that has reached maturity and ensure they wont be in heat.
As far as spraying.... im not sure.:shrug: I dont think so, but could be wrong. None of my females ever sprayed and only one of my males did ( even after neutering)

June 28th, 2007, 01:11 AM
I've never had a female cat that has sprayed. I agree with Erykah and would take her to the vet asap to be spayed. :cat:

June 28th, 2007, 01:37 PM
Yes, she certainly can be and it would be the best thing you can do for her!