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Old July 4th, 2008, 10:24 AM
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Question My kitten in heat or what?

Hi, I have a question regarding my younger cat, BB. She's about 9 months old and she's never been sprayed. These few days she's been acting really strange. She meows occassionally which she doesn't do very often before. She raise her butt with her tail bend to her side when she's lying down. Also, when I rub her tummy, her bottom quivers and her legs keep on moving. Is she sick or is she in heat? Thanks...
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Old July 4th, 2008, 10:26 AM
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Sounds like she's in heat. She should be spayed asap...if she ever snuck out of the house she'd have every male cat in the neighbourhood on her in minutes...:sad:
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Old July 4th, 2008, 10:31 AM
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yup she's in heat my kitten did that around 9 months as well. I would get her spayed asap they can go into heat every two weeks or so. Mine went into heat every week and half and boy the sounds can drive you up the wall. Plus its rough on them they don't know whats going on. You can try to give her cat nip and rub her belly to calm her. but a vet visit should be made soon.
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Old July 4th, 2008, 10:32 AM
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Yup, definitely in heat, please get her spayed as soon as possible.
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Old July 4th, 2008, 12:19 PM
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Is there anything I have to do to prevent infection after the spray procedure? How dangerous is that?
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Most cats fair very well after spaying, I have never run into any difficulties, nor have I had to do anything, just try to keep them still for a week or two. Spaying while a cat is in heat is a little more difficult and risky due to the increase blood flow, something to be discussed with your vet.
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Is there anything I have to do to prevent infection after the spray procedure? How dangerous is that?

vcheng - The incision is very small for a spay operation. I have never had a cat get infection after a spay operation is done. Make sure she is kept indoors until she is healed and she is in a clean area. Just make sure she doesn't get too excited with toys and whatnot. Keep her quiet that way. She will know how she feels and will usually play accordingly. Mine slept for the first day or two after. From then on you really didn't know they had had an operation.

As L4H says, spaying a cat while she is in heat is a little more risky because of increased blood flow. Your vet will probably not be able to do it right away anyway. But please get your kitty spayed. For her sake and yours!

I have included a picture of the incision on one of my girls after her operation. You can see it really isn't that bad. One stitch!
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Old July 4th, 2008, 01:44 PM
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I will most definitely get her sprayed...i don't mind her meowing (not too bad now and only when she goes to our living room where my male dog is always humping his soft toys) but she's looks really uncomfortable. I guess I will wait till she's not in heat to have that surgery done...how long does that usually last anyway? does it stop for a while before she's in heat again???
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Being "in heat" is different for every cat. Some have a heat and don't have another for months. Some have a heat once a month. Some are out of heat for a day or two and then back in. A "normal" heat cycle can last from 4 to 10 days. I will include a site with lots of info for you.

http://www.catsplay.com/thedailycat/...s/estrous.html

The very best thing you can do for your kitty is to get on the phone now and make an appointment with the vet. Don't wait for the heat cycle to be over with before calling. Your vet can advise you when the best time is. Please when you phone tell them you would like to book an appointment for a SPAYING, not a spraying.
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