In the previous blog post, I went over a few facts about cats and their heat cycle. In this blog, I’d like to share with you a few signs that suggest that your feline friend is in heat. 

Let’s jump right in, shall we? 

Following are the signs:  

  • Excessive vocalizing: If your kitty is a normally quiet one but is yowling like it is the end of the world, the chances of it being a mate-call are high

  • Affectionate: If you kitty has been more affectionate than usual for the past few days, chances are that she’s in heat. Kitties in heat like to rub up against any and every surface  to spread their individual scent. The scents of kitties change a little when in heat to let the tomcats know she’s looking for a suitable mate

  • She wants to get out of the house: If you have an indoor cat, her need and determination to go outside will increase tremendously when she’s in heat. This is because she may smell a mate outside and would want to spread her scent around to let him know that she’s available.  
    Outdoor cats, however, won’t return home as frequently as they usually do when they’re in heat

  • Excessively licking the genitals. Cats in heat generally have a swollen vulva and may even have a slight discharge. However, if you notice this in your spayed female cat, you should take her to the vet as soon as possible as it could be a sign of infection

  • Booty in the air: Kitties in heat are sometimes known to present themselves for mates by literally flattening the front part of their bodies on the ground and sticking their rear end out to entice the mates and make it easier for them to enter her

  • I hope this blog post was helpful for those who own a female cat! Did I miss a sign? Let me know in the comments section… 


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