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petdr May 4th, 2001 08:06 PM

[b]Question:

Hi my cat is in heat. I have 2 weeks before she gets fixed. My question is she is noisy and I feel sorry for her. How can I quiet her down or do something to help her.

THANK YOU

Answer:[/b]

The period of heat will last only 3 to 4 days on average.
So the owner, if he is patient, can wait for the end of the problem,
or he can see his veterinarian who may propose a mild vaginal
implant that could stop the reaction right away.

Paul Guindon dmv
Clinique veterinaire Salaberry
Medecine conventionnelle et holystique
1895 Salaberry, Montreal, QC
514-334-7280

VeryPrettyKitty May 23rd, 2002 01:05 PM

"The period of heat will last only 3 to 4 days.
So the master, if he is patient, can wait for the end of the problem,
or he can see his veterinarian who will propose a mild vaginal
implant that could stop the reaction right away."

I have a cat and her heat period usually lasts more than 3 to 4 days. It is usually a week long. [Getting her spayed on WED! :D ]Also, on avg, I think the heat period is more 7-10 days than 3-4 (I wish!). A lot of people have reported their cats being in heat for more than 6 days. JMHO

mona_b December 2nd, 2003 09:35 PM

When my cat came into heat she would also spray.Oh man it was just as bad as a male cat spraying.She was fixed though.But with her she came into heat every 3 weeks.It was crazy.No one got any sleep.But yes she did get fixed.She was just coming out of heat when she was to get fixed.They did it anyway surgery took a bit longer and an extra $25.

herbal fan June 4th, 2008 04:37 AM

Soothe a cat in heat with catnip!
 
My young cat is in her second heat, was yowling her head off, and presenting me with her rear in a manner I found unsettling.

I gave her some catnip, and it calmed her right down! I highly recomend trying this.

Love4himies June 4th, 2008 06:17 AM

I highly recommend spaying :thumbs up Will clear up any issues with heat cycles.

Yes, I know this is an old post but couldn't resist replying.

Frenchy June 4th, 2008 11:17 AM

[QUOTE=Love4himies;601512]I highly recommend spaying :thumbs up Will clear up any issues with heat cycles.

Yes, I know this is an old post but couldn't resist replying.[/QUOTE]

Yep , everyone , skip the cat nip and get your cats spayed !!!

Dr Lee June 4th, 2008 07:01 PM

[QUOTE=petdr;101]... may propose a mild vaginal
implant that could stop the reaction right away.[/QUOTE]


Out of curiosity, how well do these work and stay in? What are they called?

SusanInFL July 19th, 2009 07:49 AM

Implant?
 
I too am interested in this. I'm not a vet but I have a whole team of stumped vets. My cat is 14 yrs old, spayed when she was 6 months old. No tumors, no masses, perfect blood work, perfect urinalysis, and has had urine culture, xrays, ultrasound. She's fine except she is suddenly in heat. She's more than likely responding to my BHRT but since that isn't going to stop, we need to find an answer here. Vets feel if it were a bit of ovary left from her spay, it would've shown up earlier than 13 1/2 yrs later.

ANYTHING will help! We haven't slept in a week, and neither has she, because of the howling. It's awful! Rescue Remedy helps for 30 minutes maybe. I've put Feliway electric atomizers throughout the house but it could take a week to a month to see if it has any sort of calming effect.

She's miserable, we're miserable, the other cat is miserable - no sleep for any of us. So this implant sounds interesting to me.

14+kitties July 19th, 2009 09:11 AM

Have you ruled out any other reason why kitty could be acting like she is in heat? Has she had an ultrasound or xray of her reproductive area to see if the doctor can find a partial ovary? It's possible if it doesn't show on those and the behaviour continues she may need exploratory surgery to find it.
The only thing I found when googling was...

[url]http://www.catloversvet.com/breeding%20problems.htm[/url]

And it certainly does not sound like something I would ever consider using on one of my cats.

Regulation of 'heat' in female cats

Suprelorin (containing Deslorelin 4.7mg) is a slow release gonadotrophin releasing hormone (GnRH) analogue that can suppress fertility in male and female cats by reducing the production of male (testosterone) and female (oestrogen) hormones. The implant works by blocking the pituitary (a gland within the brain) production of GnRH. Thus, the reproductive glands are not primed to produce the hormones responsible for 'heat' in females and sexual activity in males.

[B]Suprelorin is not registered for use in cats,[/B] only dogs, in Australia but the manufacturer has trialled this drug in thousands of cats and it has been shown to be safe in all ages and breeds. Suprelorin has an average duration of action of 8 months but in many cases, will suppress sexual activity for approximately 12 months. Suprelorin uses a polymer base which dissolves over a 12 month period and by the end of this period, cats normally resume sexual activity, with fertility returning to normal at this time.

No side effects have been reported to date using this product and it is superior to using oestrogen/testosterone based drugs for sexual suppression such as Ovarid, which has many reported side effects such as diabetes, pyometron and mammary hypertrophy.

Rottielover July 19th, 2009 10:31 AM

Actually I am going through this right now, seems to be really bad at night. My first and only unspayed female( never again) counting down until spay date :) Aug 7th.
I do not know how people can not spay, I need sleep.
Other than the plugs, is there anything else I can do?

Bina July 19th, 2009 10:37 AM

Oh boy, I need my sleep too....have you got ear plugs?

Rottielover July 19th, 2009 11:04 AM

ear plugs not possible, need to hear my alarm for work :(

Tundra_Queen July 22nd, 2009 09:20 AM

[QUOTE=SusanInFL;803106]I too am interested in this. I'm not a vet but I have a whole team of stumped vets. My cat is 14 yrs old, spayed when she was 6 months old. No tumors, no masses, perfect blood work, perfect urinalysis, and has had urine culture, xrays, ultrasound. She's fine except she is suddenly in heat. She's more than likely responding to my BHRT but since that isn't going to stop, we need to find an answer here. Vets feel if it were a bit of ovary left from her spay, it would've shown up earlier than 13 1/2 yrs later.

ANYTHING will help! We haven't slept in a week, and neither has she, because of the howling. It's awful! Rescue Remedy helps for 30 minutes maybe. I've put Feliway electric atomizers throughout the house but it could take a week to a month to see if it has any sort of calming effect.

She's miserable, we're miserable, the other cat is miserable - no sleep for any of us. So this implant sounds interesting to me.[/QUOTE]

What is BHRT?

Debbie

Rottielover August 2nd, 2009 07:46 AM

She is in heat again, working on no sleep, howling is horrendous. Aug 7th can not come fast enough.... Arghhhhhhh

14+kitties August 2nd, 2009 09:57 AM

Hang in there RottieLover. You're on the backslide now. Only a few more days.

Jim Hall August 2nd, 2009 11:00 AM

lol well sois the cat :clown::D:laughing::evil:

cat hater February 16th, 2010 12:54 AM

Why lose sleep over a cat in heat?
 
Put it in a crate! Mine shuts right up even in the middle of horny howling heat! Why do you all mention being "up all night" and "not getting any sleep". Why do you all let your cats run your life? Just crate your dang cats when you go to bed. Same as you would a crate trained dog. Our cat is 9 months old and has been crated at night EVERY night. I don't care if it stays up all night staring at the wall. The important thing is that my wife and I get to sleep. She willingly goes into the crate too, I don't have to force her. When she's in heat she won't run around the house at night, howl and knock crap over. And guess what else? When she's not in heat she won't run around the house at night and knock crap over.

...... at least shut your bedroom doors and turn on a box fan. Or just shut the cat in a far off room at night with the litter box inside. :cat:

POST edited by ADMIN - Please tone the rudeness way down.

mummummum February 16th, 2010 04:06 AM

[QUOTE=cat hater;885636]Put it in a crate! Mine shuts right up even in the middle of horny howling heat! ...Why do you all let your cats run your life? ... Our cat is 9 months old and has been crated at night EVERY night...when she's in heat she won't run around the house at night, howl and knock crap over...Geez people get a clue!...:cat:[/QUOTE]

Welcome to pets.ca. I think if you read this thread, and others like it, carefully you will find that most of the members are referring to cats who go into heat [I]while waiting to get spayed[/I]. Given that your cat is 9 months she can safely be spayed. That should get rid of that pesky "horny howling" not to mention the possibility of an unwanted litter of kittens and many potential health problems related to being intact.

Being responsible pet owners/ guardians and animal lovers in general, we are a [B]very strong[/B] spay and neuter forum. :thumbs up

quincymycat February 16th, 2010 05:58 AM

[QUOTE=cat hater;885636]Put it in a crate! Mine shuts right up even in the middle of horny howling heat! Why do you all mention being "up all night" and "not getting any sleep". Why do you all let your cats run your life? Just crate your dang cats when you go to bed. Same as you would a crate trained dog. Our cat is 9 months old and has been crated at night EVERY night. I don't care if it stays up all night staring at the wall. The important thing is that my wife and I get to sleep. She willingly goes into the crate too, I don't have to force her. When she's in heat she won't run around the house at night, howl and knock crap over. And guess what else? When she's not in heat she won't run around the house at night and knock crap over. Geez people get a clue!

If you're too much of a wuss to crate your cat/cats then at least shut your bedroom doors and turn on a box fan. Or just shut the cat in a far off room at night with the litter box inside. :cat:[/QUOTE]

[FONT="Comic Sans MS"]I AM SORRY.....BUT IS THIS GUY FOR REAL???[FONT="Arial"]/ Why do I get the feeling he has nothing better to do at 2 in the morning but troll bulletin boards and prove how obnoxious he can be. There is simple lack of knowledge and just plain mean. [COLOR="DarkRed"] CAT HATER[COLOR="Black"] definately falls into the latter category in my honest opinion. I think his name says it all. :loser:[/COLOR] [/COLOR][/FONT][/FONT]
I feel sorry for his pets and hope in time he "gets a clue". :wall:

Melinda February 16th, 2010 07:53 AM

maybe his cat was keeping him awake? (tongue in cheek)

14+kitties February 17th, 2010 01:31 PM

cat hater - if you ever show up again, which you won't because trolls hit and run, let me know where you live. If you are close enough I will come pick up your cat from you. No animal deserves to live with someone who hates them. :(

marko February 17th, 2010 02:22 PM

CH's post edited...(Not the best choice of language but to me this is more tongue and cheek than flat out rude)

Let's move on please and keep this thread on track

Thx - Marko

Benznet May 13th, 2010 12:17 AM

It Does
 
[QUOTE=herbal fan;601506]My young cat is in her second heat, was yowling her head off, and presenting me with her rear in a manner I found unsettling.

I gave her some catnip, and it calmed her right down! I highly recomend trying this.[/QUOTE]

You know I tried this because Mr. Bill kept mowling. He did in fact stop and was distracted by the Cat Nip. THX:o

heythurr August 18th, 2010 04:16 PM

How I handle my cat in heat.
 
My cat started going into heat around 6 months of age (January).. Her first couple heat cycles were horendous, kept everyone up all night long.. But as time has gone on, her "help" and "whyyyyyy" sounds are not as intense and abnoxious. :sleepy:

anyways, i haven't really done anything to shut her up, when she starts getting loud, i hold her at the scruff and push down on her with my thumb and index finger on each side where her tail meets with her body. She starts making funny noises, and growls sometimes, but my vet assured me that it wasn't hurting her. (She doesnt like anyone touching her lower back/tailbone, or her tail to begin with) But I try to do this for about 2 minutes (if possible) and once i let go, she just lays down on her side super relaxed and seems like she's out of pain.. It's only temporary though, 2-3 hours she shuts up for.. if she's really being a grouchy pants, she will shut up for about an hour or two.


good luck!

sugarcatmom August 18th, 2010 08:53 PM

[QUOTE=heythurr;945609] It's only temporary though, 2-3 hours she shuts up for.. [/QUOTE]

There is a longer-lasting solution you know. [url=http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php][img]http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-think004.gif[/img][/url]

Goldfields August 18th, 2010 09:14 PM

Yes, why would you bother? Our Persian came in just once and was spayed, and we all lived happily ever after. :)

mrsdexter2010 March 11th, 2011 01:20 AM

Odd-Case Cat
 
OK, so I've had cats my entire life and my current kitty has me a bit confused. She's the first unspayed adult I've ever had and goes into heat typically in June and December and I've been reading they are only in heat 3-4 days. Mine stays in heat up to 2 weeks. Cat nip does not affect her. Whatsoever. I even took a fresh catnip toy and sprayed it with catnip spray and she walks away from it. I have roommates and this is the first time they will have to deal with her going into heat (she's in heat early, I don't know why) and I don't want them to have to deal with it. I need tips because we wont even have the extra money to spay her until April.

Please help!!!

Love4himies March 11th, 2011 07:06 AM

Indoor cats don't have cycles like feral cats, however, even feral cats will go into constantly from spring until fall. It is thought that this is due to the artificial light indoors. Your only option to stop the heat cycle is to spay her.

kathryn March 11th, 2011 04:05 PM

Sounds normal to me. Cat heats can be pretty unpredictable.

You need to have her spayed ASAP because the more times she goes into heat the better her chances are of dying from a pyometra, breast cancer or other HORRIBLE reproductive diseases. I've seen many cats die or become severely ill first hand. It's not pretty.

annmarieC March 13th, 2011 10:10 AM

more things to try
 
well...ya...i was avoiding the cost of getting my Raven kitty spayed. and yep, she went into heat right on schedule. so shame on me. doh!
so will be calling the vet monday morning to figure out when it will be safe for her to get the surgery done. getting the surgery done during the heat time...ooooo, that makes me nervous. :/

so we are going to have some time to put up with this loud meowing too.
these tips are working so far on my little girl: yes, catnip helps alittle, we have two levels so she goes downstairs to do her mating skreech (luck!), she hits on the dog...distraction if nothing else :? ;), and simply spending time with her. get really comfortable with the idea of sexual impulses (get some maturity) and rub your cat down. give her the feel of at least alittle satisfaction. and im not trying to be offensive here. but it works. i gave Raven a good rub down and gave the normal amount of kisses..and now she is back to sleeping [B]quietly[/B] on the kitchen chair.

I would also, try hard to were the cat down before bed. play with toys, chase her around the house, more rub downs...[B]lots[/B] of rub downs!...lol. whatever will make her so tired she doesn't want to stay up all night looking to get laid.

good luck all :)


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