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How long do cats stay in heat?

post #1 of 11
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My cat is about 5 months old and has started meowing like crazy. She is usually vocal but not like this. My guess is that she is in heat, does that seem like a possibility? My question is how long does this last? Cuz I love her to death but the meowing is kind of obnoxious. Thanks!
post #2 of 11
sorry, i can't answer your question. but my question is related to yours...

in my case, Zion is also 5 months and I think he may be in heat, if thats even possible...

His behavior dramatically CHANGED. He attacks me a lot, meows frequently, and always seems to want attention recently.
He will follow me around the entire house. when i'm sitting down at my computer, he will sit near me and stare up at me. when i reach to pet him, he BITES MY HAND!!!! I can't walk around the house without Zion pouncing on my legs or biting my ankles. It's horrible!

I'm taking him to the vet next week to see what is wrong. Maybe he's sick and I just don't realize it...
OR maybe he's just in HEAT??????????????????
post #3 of 11
get her spayed and she won't go into heat.
post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by Julianne353 View Post
My cat is about 5 months old and has started meowing like crazy. She is usually vocal but not like this. My guess is that she is in heat, does that seem like a possibility? My question is how long does this last? Cuz I love her to death but the meowing is kind of obnoxious. Thanks!
I would say average, 7 days. Sometimes 10 days.

The next step after meowing is trying to escape. They often succeed. Their minds are on only one thing. Cats are very determined and crafty creatures. It would be advisable to put 2 doors between her and the outside for now.

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Originally Posted by Pearla View Post
sorry, i can't answer your question. but my question is related to yours...

in my case, Zion is also 5 months and I think he may be in heat, if thats even possible...

His behavior dramatically CHANGED. He attacks me a lot, meows frequently, and always seems to want attention recently.
He will follow me around the entire house. when i'm sitting down at my computer, he will sit near me and stare up at me. when i reach to pet him, he BITES MY HAND!!!! I can't walk around the house without Zion pouncing on my legs or biting my ankles. It's horrible!

I'm taking him to the vet next week to see what is wrong. Maybe he's sick and I just don't realize it...
OR maybe he's just in HEAT??????????????????
A trip to the vet is a good idea with a change in behavior. I do think your cat is just "maturing" and may be a little bored too. Males don't go into "heat". They do have urges, but they don't come in cycles. They're there all the time. Neutering will stop the urges, though.
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the input. She actually has been sitting and staring at the door and jumping at it and what not lately and I was wondering why but it seems you answered that question too! I'll keep an eye on her, and I definately plan to get her spayed soon I just wasn't sure how old they needed to be before it was ok. Thanks again!
post #6 of 11
It only gets worse for you, as well as her! % months is just the first stages of this, similar to puberty. This is when they develop scent from their glands and establishing territorial boundaries. The actually process can occur every week or two for 3 to 10 days, so you want to get her spayed for your and her hapiness and safety !
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I definately plan to get her spayed soon I just wasn't sure how old they needed to be before it was ok.
They can be spayed/neutered as young as 8 weeks, you may want to ask your vet if they will spay her while in heat (some do, some don't)
post #8 of 11
Normal cycles can last 3 weeks. SOMETIMES you might get a 1st heat to last a few days to a week. But call your vet and schedule the first available appointment to be spayed.

If she's in heat, you might get charged a little more in price, but she really should be done very soon. You don't want her outside to get pregnant at 5 months old!
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
Yea I don't let her outside because I live close to a busy street and cats have gotten hit there recently so she is indoors until I move to a more suburban area but I will call about getting her spayed as soon as possible. Thanks!
post #10 of 11
ours was on heat for 2days we had just got back from barcelona for new yrs.she was a mad woman and climbed windows,howled day and night.then it was all over and she was pregnant.now we have babies
post #11 of 11
Some are in heat more than they are out of heat. Mine used to be...
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