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Old May 4th, 2001, 08:06 PM
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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.

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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
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Old May 23rd, 2002, 01:05 PM
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"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! ]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
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Old December 2nd, 2003, 09:35 PM
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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.
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Thumbs up 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.
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Old June 4th, 2008, 06:17 AM
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I highly recommend spaying Will clear up any issues with heat cycles.

Yes, I know this is an old post but couldn't resist replying.
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I highly recommend spaying Will clear up any issues with heat cycles.

Yes, I know this is an old post but couldn't resist replying.
Yep , everyone , skip the cat nip and get your cats spayed !!!
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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.
You know I tried this because Mr. Bill kept mowling. He did in fact stop and was distracted by the Cat Nip. THX
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Old August 18th, 2010, 04:16 PM
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Talking 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.

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.


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It's only temporary though, 2-3 hours she shuts up for..
There is a longer-lasting solution you know.
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Old August 18th, 2010, 09:14 PM
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Yes, why would you bother? Our Persian came in just once and was spayed, and we all lived happily ever after.
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Pixie is just beginning heat. Moses & Maverick were neutered right on time (here we have to wait till 6-mo.s.) but there was a terrible virus killing cats, & ours ended up in the hospital for a couple weeeds. Anyway, the thread ideas are helping, definitely trying the rub-downs, both husband & I are massage therapists, & he's worked professionally with pets, so stands to reason. Poor little Pixie. We called the agency & begged them to get her in soon, & possibly take even less to spay her.
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Old September 19th, 2011, 10:06 AM
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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.

I tried this and she just ended up covered in catnip, she rolled in it and now acting stupid and still in heat. Didn't help one bit lol
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Old September 19th, 2011, 06:58 PM
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This is an old thread. Why are people just not getting their cats spayed and end this question?
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Old September 20th, 2011, 06:42 AM
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This is an old thread. Why are people just not getting their cats spayed and end this question?
I know, easy fix, isn't it!!
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Old October 11th, 2011, 03:38 AM
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Exclamation Wait a minute!

You know, people who are treating others like they are dumb....duh just get your cat spayed, you are not being productive. I have had my cat spayed TWICE first at 6 months, which was botched and again at a year (at which point they removed the uterus and the ovary they though was causing her cycle to return...new vet!) And yet my cat is in heat tonight, as she is every 6 months, so I do what any of us forum users would do and I google it. What comes up? A TEN year old thread that JUST MIGHT offer me some help and support, from CAT PEOPLE which I am not, I tend to prefer dogs and horses but I love my little Skittle. I do appreciate the comments about the pressure points and will try that after I finish here. I rarely sign up and post on random forums but this one ticked me off.

If you are so pro-spay and pro-neuter (as I am) a more effective approach may be to kindly educate people, not treat them like they are stupid, you don't know who is looking for HELP nor do you understand every situation.
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... may propose a mild vaginal
implant that could stop the reaction right away.

Out of curiosity, how well do these work and stay in? What are they called?
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Old July 19th, 2009, 07:49 AM
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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.
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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...

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

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.

Suprelorin is not registered for use in cats, 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.
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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?
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Oh boy, I need my sleep too....have you got ear plugs?
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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 quietly 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...lots of rub downs!...lol. whatever will make her so tired she doesn't want to stay up all night looking to get laid.

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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 quietly 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...lots 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

All you do by putting the cost off in the beginning is cost yourself more in the long run.. greater chances of cancer and other diseases cost MUCH more down the road then the cost of a spay

I'm not sure where you are located, but in the US you can go to www.spayusa.org if you need financial assistance.
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Cat in heat!!!

My kitty (izabella ) is about 6 months old and is in heat... i have an appointment at the vet to get her spayed on monday the 26th at 730 am but in the mean time is there anything i can do to make her stop howling and rubbing against everything lol
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the rub-down method worked!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting your tip to give cats in heat a bit of a "rub-down". Mojo was very uncomfortable so I got online to look for tips on what to do. Your post was the first that made sense to me and so I gave it a go. I basically just rubbed her belly between the back legs for about 3 minutes or so while she stood on her back legs. I spoke gently to her and let her rest her forelegs on my forearm. She is conked out on the carpet now - resting sound asleep. No more howling or crying. I feel so much better now that she's more comfortable. Great tip!
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Fertile female cat in heat...

hi

my cat Tonali has a heart valve defect/murmur and cannot be spayed... she had an echo to confirm it... no meds needed so far, but visits to the vet every 6 months to monitor the condition.

The vet told me that her chances would 50-50...she may not wake up.
So four times a year, i must put up with it...
Her heat periods last 7 to 10 days...
The noise of her meowing doesn't really bother me, but sometimes i am concerned the neighbors can hear her, so i keep the radio on, day and night...

All my other cats are spayed/neutered, but when ever Tonali gets in heat, I just make sure she gets a lot of food... sleeps better on a full tummy!

I also play with her and entertain her the best i can...
She likes the laser pointer toy i get at the dollar store!

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your cat in heat

Hi,

My cat Tonali is the only cat I have that is not sterelised, she has a heart murmur, had an echo done, and according to the vet, putting her under to operate her would be a 50-50 chance...
So I have to put up with her being in heat 4 times per year...
Her heat periods last between 10 to 15 days...
Yes it can be annoying, but when it happens, i try to play with her more than usual, but she is not that interested. I find that brushing her helps a bit; she is long haired and enjoys it. She also calms down when i sit with her and lay guitar and sing softly to her, if you are not a musician, perhaps some soft soothing classical music could help?
Since your cat will be sterelised soon, it is only a matter of time.

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