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.