Why is my cat always "in heat"?

Italy
June 20, 2008 9:39am CST
I don't know if someone has understand what i asked. I've a cat Eva.She has a great problem, she is always "in heat". She always need other cat ,male obvious.I don't' know what to do because my neighbours can't sleep in the night because of her.I think some medicine is necessary but i'm afraid for her health.It is clear?I hope yes!
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@mentalward (14697)
• United States
20 Jun 08
Cats go into heat about every two months. It can be awful to be around them. I would suggest you get her spayed. That is the only way to stop her crying. Some places give you discounts for spaying. I don't know where you live, or what kind of animal shelters you have, but check into them to see if they can help you with the cost. Some places do it free, but I couldn't tell you where. You'll have to check it out where you live. Also, welcome to myLot! I hope you enjoy it here.
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
20 Jun 08
Mabye you should have her spayed so she won't go into heat anymore and then your problem will be solved.
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@heidibur (310)
• United States
20 Jun 08
Spayed in the way and the actual surgury is a piece of cake I worked for a vet and the surgury it self takes about 15 or 20 miniuts no big deal. talk to the Humane Society for a low cost or no cost spay certificate.
@heidibur (310)
• United States
20 Jun 08
sorry trouble with my spelling today.
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
22 Jun 08
What Eva needs is a trip to the vet for the feline equivalent of a hysterectomy. This should be done when she is not in estrus (heat). Most vets will not operate on an animal during estrus because of danger of excessive bleeding. Your cat will be a quieter, happier pet, and you will will not be burdened with a litter of kittens every few months. I can sympathize with you regarding the crying that a female cat does during estrus. I've been there. Trying to keep her shut up during that time is hard on both you and your pet. Do make an appointment with the vet as soon as possible.
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
22 Jun 08
i think get her fixed. maybe she and the neighbors and everyone else will be happier.
@mcat19 (1358)
• United States
21 Jun 08
That's how female cats are. You need to have her spayed. All your problems will stop about 2 weeks after her surgery. She will be a healthier, happier cat. I hope you take all the good advice offered here. Eva doesn't need to go through this; it isn't good for her. You are the only one who can help her.
@thepipes (163)
• United States
20 Jun 08
Like everyone else said if you get her spayed the problem will stop. The reason she seems to always be in heat may be because there is an un neutered male cat in the neighborhood. I know that sometimes if there is a male cat around then they can go into heat a lot more often. good luck!
• United States
20 Jun 08
Like everyone else has said: take her to the vet and get her spayed. It's an easy operation and you won't have to deal with the yowling and caterwauling every few weeks. You'll also prevent her from getting pregnant, which means fewer animals to feed and fewer feral cats to reproduce and overpopulate. You'll also decrease her risk of various reproductive cancers. A good decision, all around!
@cwilson26 (2737)
• United States
20 Jun 08
You definitely need to take your cat to the vet to get her spayed. Once she is spayed she will not go into heat and you won't have to worry about her having a bunch of kittens. Believe me, I know what you are going through. I had one cat that I couldn't afford to get her spayed and she would cry all night and all day because I couldn't let her out because she could get pregnant. Then one day I thought she was out of heat because she wasn't crying anymore, she tricked me, lol because as soon as I put her out she got pregnant! I have had a lot of cats over the years and had trouble coming up with the money to get them spayed and neutered. I contacted the Humane Society and they helped pay for my cats to get spayed. Believe me, it is way worth it and much better than having a bunch of kittens all the time. Cats can get pregnant starting at 6 months of age and every six month after that they go into heat. They multiply like rabbits, lol. Good luck. Please be sure to contact your local humane society to get help with getting your cat spayed, it will be so much better than what you are going through now. :)