April 2010 Issue

The Female Cat in Heat

Know the signs ó and what it means for her health.

The yowls of a cat in heat are unmistakable. When a female cat needs to mate, you should expect incessant crying, strange posturing and constant attempts to escape outdoors to waiting males. The best thing you can do about your cat in heat is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Itís a smart idea to have her neutered before her first heat cycle. However, sometimes thatís not possible. So if youíve never witnessed a cat in heat, hereís what you should expect.

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