I haven't slept in two days

@winterose (39917)
Canada
February 21, 2011 8:59pm CST
My cat Junia is in heat she is howling like a dog, she is so loud, we are going to get spayed as soon as I get the money together. Does anyone else have a cat that howls like that?
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@celticeagle (121039)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Feb 11
Oh, you too! We have a black cat named Sabath who I think is part Siamese. He knows when his girlfriend goes into heat and he howls like something undead. I mean it is the most unearthly sound I think I have ever heard. Sounds more like a wolf howl than a regular dog. It is horrible any way.
@winterose (39917)
• Canada
22 Feb 11
yep that is exactly what my Junia sounds like. We will get her needle in a few days and by March she will be spayed.
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@celticeagle (121039)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Feb 11
Juna is it? Needle? What's that for. SOmething I haven't heard of I am thinking.
@BarBaraPrz (21374)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Feb 11
Immunization... vets won't operate unless the cat has had all her shots.
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• United States
22 Feb 11
Two out of three of our cats will get laundry (either dirty clothes out of the laundry room, or clean out of our bedrooms-usually socks or underwear!) drag it around the house and YOWL! It is very annoying but also funny to see them dragging the clothes around the house. Have you looked into any local areas spaying for free or really cheap? There are a lot of places that will do it like that because overpopulation is such a big deal. Good luck!!
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
22 Feb 11
there is nothing free in Montreal, we are going across the bridge (Montreal is an island) to the cheapest place that exists for the spaying and that still will cost 84.00 it is just that I don't have it now, Junia has to get her needle first and that will be done is a few days or week and then the operation can only be done 10 days later.
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@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
22 Feb 11
I don't understand what you mean by 'getting her needle.' What is the needle?
• United States
23 Feb 11
Maybe winter means that Junia will be getting her vaccines before her spay? I'm sorry winterrose! I hope you are able to get the money and it's not to hard on you! Good luck to you and Junia (what a pretty name!) What kind of cat is she?
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
22 Feb 11
dont have a cat. feel sorry for you would gt the money up fast to stop the howling
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
24 Feb 11
she had her vaccination today, and her operation is scheduled for March 22
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
24 Feb 11
awwwwwwww ok then rest!
@BarBaraPrz (21374)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Feb 11
Poor thing! Both of you. Try tickling her butt with the end of her tail...
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
22 Feb 11
unless I do it 24 hours a day, she howls again as soon as you stop.
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@BarBaraPrz (21374)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Feb 11
No fooling her, then. But she should soon be over it anyway.
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
22 Feb 11
Hello winterose it's been a long time since the last time I replied your discussions. Hope you're always doing fine..well I have a cat also since we are a cat-lover couple. Well, that's once common behavior of any cat once their on heat. Whether female or male. Howling calling for their mate. It will take about three to four days before cooling off. It is really disturbing, annoying especially during our sleeping time. Just cover your ears or better shout them away.. Have a tight sleep my friend.. Mobhomeir here...
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
22 Feb 11
it does depend upon the cat, a cat in heat can howl for a few days up to two weeks, mine does it for about 8 days before she stops, thanks hon, for thinking about me. I am busy writing away.
@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
25 Feb 11
Yeah I know you're very busy writing. Take care always... Mobhomeir here
@GardenGerty (105408)
• United States
22 Feb 11
I understand your issues there. We had that a lot when I was growing up. However all my cats are fixed now. I think we used to let the females get cold, it seemed to calm them down.
@winterose (39917)
• Canada
22 Feb 11
get cold, I don't understand
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@GardenGerty (105408)
• United States
22 Feb 11
If one of her females was in heat in the winter, she would let her "escape" for just a few minutes, under supervision so that no males were around. In the summer she cranked up the a/c. I do not know that it worked, we sure ended up with a lot of kittens from time to time.
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@mermaidivy (15412)
• United States
22 Feb 11
Yea... I used to have a female cat that howled liek that as well when she was in heat. It was annoying and loud for sure so we eventually got her spayed then everybody was happy. I feel like I haven't slept for days as well though because of my baby son won't sleep through the nights...
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
24 Feb 11
congratulations on your baby, yep I remember those days and nights with an infant as well.
@jeanena (1616)
• Bucklin, Kansas
22 Feb 11
Mojito is terrible about yowling whether in heat or not , sometimes I want to lock her in the basement but the sounds would just be way to creepy..lol My daughters cat CiCi does yowl when in heat and it is loud and annoying. You can try closing her out of the bedroom but she gets her face right at the door . Thankfully CiCi just got moved out of here and into her own place (along with the daughter and her family).I would like to get Mojito see if that would help ,but we want to get Jazz Neutered first(I so dislike male cat spray).
@winterose (39917)
• Canada
22 Feb 11
yes my Junia is getting spayed as soon as possible.
@mtrguanlao (5527)
• Philippines
22 Feb 11
Hi there! I understand how it feels 'cause we've been experiencing it with our cat and it really scares me hearing her howling! It sounds like a baby crying but in a horrible way! My parents said it's their part of their life so we should just let her do it,oh my!
@winterose (39917)
• Canada
22 Feb 11
I am getting my cat fixed though, we don't want kittens
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@AmbiePam (50434)
• United States
22 Feb 11
Aw, I feel sorry for you both!
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
22 Feb 11
lol
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• United States
22 Feb 11
I do not have a cat but understand how this goes as my boyfriends mom calls me all the time, she is in another state, and complains all the time about it. She recently got her spayed and I believe all is well as the calls have lessened. By the way winter, I have not seen you around the lot, I do hope all is well.
@winterose (39917)
• Canada
22 Feb 11
thanks hon, I am rarely here, I just work so hard writing all the time.
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@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
24 Feb 11
I have had to live through the howling. I quickly learned to go to the local humane society to see if they offered help with the cost of spaying the cat. I've been lucky in finding assistance in the spaying and neutering costs through the humane societies. Check your phone book and make a few calls, you might find the help you need. Also sometimes vets will substancially lower their costs for people who are low income, on disability or other assistance. Also check your area for vet schools, they are extremely inexpensive when it comes to spaying and neutering.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
24 Feb 11
I have done all my homework on this, I am using the cheapest place, there is no help in montreal with vet cost. I am going across the bridge to the mainland for this place. Anyhow, Junia has had her vaccination yesterday, and will be spayed on March 22. montreal spaying prices 160.00 this place 84.00
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
24 Feb 11
First, I want to compliment you on the fact that you are getting your furry lady spayed. Too many people will simply toss the cat outside and let her get pregnant. Or there are those who think that it would be cute to have their cat have kittens. They don't stop to think that the kittens will need homes etc. You are a very special lady! I have been dealing with people here in California that aren't too informed about the options and discounts that they can get for spaying and neutering. They either will let the animal get pregnant or they wait and wait to get the job done because of the cost. Here in California spaying starts at $170 and if you're lucky you can get a $25 discount...providing you find a vet who is honest. I had a Siamese that cost us upwards of $375 to spay. The vet gave her an exam, did xrays, and spayed her. He called us to tell us that the cat had a heart problem and that she might not make it through the surgery. The surgery went well, and the cat came home and a few days later she was battling a snake that had come into the kitchen. Then a few weeks later she got her tag stuck in the water bucket and was jumping around like a frog on hot pavement. She lived to be 8 years old before we lost her to cancer. I am envious as your finding a vet that can do the surgery for such a great price! If I could find a vet that would do the spaying for under a hundred to start would be wonderful!!! I would have a houseful of cats (I only have four at the moment...each is spoiled and loved dearly!!!) Thank you for being such a wonderful responsible companion owner! Too many people don't do the spaying and neutering and allow the population to get out of control.
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
23 Feb 11
Sounds to me like she must be part Siamese!
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
24 Feb 11
nope, she is just a domestic white cat
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
24 Feb 11
can you post a pix? The white-eared cat in my avatar has a LOT of Siamese in him, despite his looks!
• Canada
23 Feb 11
I have a neutered mail cat, but he has been known to make some really strange yowelling noises when he wants something. LOL He makes some noises that make Walker and I wonder if he's part wild animal. haha I hope you get the money together soon, so you can get your kitty spayed, and get some sleep.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
24 Feb 11
that is exactly what Junia is like she got her vaccination today, and her operation is scheduled for March 22, Rugby was happy that she came home, they kissed each other like husband and wife
@pogi253 (1587)
• Philippines
22 Feb 11
Cats can, vocalize in a figure of ways. Howling, mainly at night, is not uncommon. Howling or loud meowing can be symptomatic of nervousness, sorrow or medical issues. Though, the breed tendencies will also influence your cat's vocal habits. If howling is strange in your pet, sudden vocal expression is often a sign that something is wrong. So, any case of a typical howling behaviour should be brought to the awareness of your vet as soon as possible.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
22 Feb 11
she howls all day long when she is in heat I don't need a vet to tell me that. She will be spayed shortly.
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