Cat In Heat: How To Tell If Your Cat Is Ready To Get It On (And Not Get It On)
A cat is in heat when the cat is fertile and ready to mate. Unspayed female cats will eventually reach a fertile period in life. This is referred to as " being in heat ". Since there's no easy way to measure a cat's hormone levels at home, changes in her behavior can be an indicative sign. (max_bytes(150000):strip_iccows/signs-your-cat-is-in-heat-552396-02-7dab69d1092840e6a18e6911249ecbf0. Your female cat may become unusually affectionate. She may spend excessive time loxing her genital area even though there is no blood present.
A cat in heat should not bleed.
This behavior is contrary to popular belief. Female genital licks can also be a symptom of a urinary tract disorder. Your cat will vocalize loud for several days unless she mates. She will then assume the mating position: head down, forelegs bend, rear quarters raised to expose the perineum, and tail raised and held to side of body. When in heat, your cat will pounce towards the door when it opens. Unless you are a professional breeder of pedigreed cats, you should not let your cat mate. Most vets suggest spaying your female cat no later than six months of age. .