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post #1 of 21
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i have just picked up my newest baby a 10mnth old tortie who is in season dont want her to get pregnanthow long is she fertile for and if she has already been caught would she still be in season advice please
post #2 of 21
heat cycles can last from a few days to a week or so, but she can get pregnant even if she's not in heat.

Any reason why you don't have her spayed immediately? That way you don't have to worry.
post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 
here in the uk vet does not like to spey till heat has finnished
post #4 of 21
That's interesting, I've never heard of that here. In my experience, I've had cats last 2 days to a over a week, so its really hard to tell. I'm in the states. Can he swim? LOL

How long as she been in heat? If you need to make an appointment, I'd guess that a good date to set would be 2 weeks from the date heat started.
post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by kittenuk
i have just picked up my newest baby a 10mnth old tortie who is in season dont want her to get pregnanthow long is she fertile for and if she has already been caught would she still be in season advice please
Best thing to do is keep her indoors only and away from intact males until her heat is finished. I would second the recommendation to get her spay appt. set up so she doesn't have another heat.

Katie
post #6 of 21
Thread Starter 
thanks for advice so far but what if she has already been caught would she still be seasoning
post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by kittenuk
thanks for advice so far but what if she has already been caught would she still be seasoning
Define what you mean by caught??

Katie
post #8 of 21
"caught"= pregnant already.
The question is if the cat is pregnant would she still be in heat?

I thought no, but then realized I don't know.

Does she have all the symptoms of being in heat: incessant, weird meowing, sticking her butt way up in the air and rubbing it against you while treading with the paws, very affectionate, etc?
post #9 of 21
I'm not sure if she would still show signs of heat after mating, but I do know that even if she mated, you can still spay her in the next few weeks. I would do it as soon as the vet will agree to it.
post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by kittenuk
thanks for advice so far but what if she has already been caught would she still be seasoning
With SKittles this was the case.. I caught her brought her in and she was in heat a few more days. And never went back in heat she was pregnant
post #11 of 21
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thanks everyone for advice i will make sure she doesnt get out when she seems calmer il get her spayed
post #12 of 21
Some Vets will not fix them if they are pregnant...
post #13 of 21
I have yet to find one that won't however. I know they won't do it after a certain amount of time. But at first, the majority of vets will do it.
post #14 of 21
The vets I've had experience with don't like to spay a cat in heat, I think it can cause more complications. And they usually charge more to fix a pregnant animal (early) for the same reason. Do they not have shots for cats like they do horses and dogs that stops conception or implantation?
post #15 of 21
My Vet wont if the animals is pregnant or in heat...
post #16 of 21
There is higher risk to the animal if they spay when they are in heat as the organs are more delicate and there is more blood flow to the areas.
post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by kittenuk
i have just picked up my newest baby a 10mnth old tortie who is in season dont want her to get pregnanthow long is she fertile for and if she has already been caught would she still be in season advice please
Here's some advice from a country girl. Please be forewarned, the notion might offend some people...here goes - if she's still in season but gets "covered" by a NEUTERED male, her body will go out of season, and be tricked into thinking it's p.g. and you can have her spayed that much sooner. My vet gave me the hint when Andrea first went into heat, but had a bad rash on her abdomen; Joey went through the attempts, as did Amy Rose (a spayed female ) and Andrea's behavior calmed down completely before the weekend was over. This was among inside cats. I'd never heard of it before, but made sense, as I know that show horses are sometimes exposed to "teaser" geldings, who are "proud-cut" (shooting blanks) for various reasons - both to test receptivity of the mare & to calm her estrus. Joey is a "complete" neuter, as is JC & Andy.
post #18 of 21
Have you asked your vet about spaying her, as some vets will spay when the cat is in heat - I know mine do. It is trickier though, and I dont think I would intentionally do it, but did accidentally with the last foster as I thought she had come out of heat, and the vet told me that she hadn't. But there were no side effects, apart from her being more hyper when she came home than she was before she went.
post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by momof3rugratz
My Vet wont if the animals is pregnant or in heat...
None of the ones I know here do it.
post #20 of 21
When my queens are bred, they will not completely go out of heat even though they have been successfully bred. I did however have one that went straight out of heat. Also there is a technique called accupressure for bringing your female's out of heat that alot of breeders use. If you want I can pm this article/instruction to you to explain it in depth. That way you can get her spayed sooner. I have used it & it works very well. You just massage around the tail in pressure points, very interesting.
post #21 of 21
My neutured male tries to mate with my cat (the one not fixed) all the time when she is in heat and she still stays in heat...........


Also not sure of the differences in dogs and cats, but the vet spayed my dog when she was in heat and still twice a year (she is on her 2nd one) my male dog (who is fixed and has been for YEARS and YEARS) will still try to mate with her. Heard it is not "uncommon" for a dog to still have "semi" heat cycles if they are fixed while in heat.......... like I said not sure if a cat is the same.
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