Cat'S Estrus Cycle: Why You Should Neuter Or Spaying Your Felines Before It'S Too Late For Them To Get Pregnant
Most cats have an estrus cycle (heat cycle) about 4 weeks after weaning their children. This is if it is still the breeding season. She may still be nursing and in heat at the same time. It is not to be confused with menstruation in human females. Female cats are induced ovulators. This means ovulation does not take place without mating or manual stimulation. If the female cat does not mate during estrus, her hormonal levels will eventually drop off. The estrus cycles will cease until it repeat itself in another two to three weeks. Unless your cat is purebred, there is no legitimate reason to allow her to continue having cats. All cats must be neutered or spayed by the age of four months. It can be very dangerous for young cats to become pregnant. Spaying or neutering means your cats will be happier and will make better pets. . . .