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cat always in heat

 
 
Reply Wed 11 Mar, 2009 03:40 pm
Does anyone know if the presence of a non-neutered male cat would keep a non-spayed female cat in heat more often than is normal? My one year old female cat seems to be in heat every other week, and I am beyond broke right now and can't afford to get either of the cats fixed. We could keep the male cat outside and the female inside if that would reduce the amount of time she is in heat. Any ideas?
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Wed 11 Mar, 2009 04:19 pm
@gypsybear,
If the cat does not successfully mate I think it's normal for it to go into heat every few weeks.

http://www.vetmed.lsu.edu/eiltslotus/Theriogenology-5361/filne_e.htm
Foxfyre
 
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Reply Wed 11 Mar, 2009 06:09 pm
When we were raising cats and were temporarily without a tomcat on premises, yes our female Siamese would go into heat every couple of weeks until she was bred. Factors such as environment, time of year, health of the cat, etc. can also play a part and once they're in heat, some cats seem not to go out of heat until they are bred. The presence of a male cat, indoors or outdoors, would also help trigger the phenomenon.

Perhaps you could ask your local humane society for assistance with spaying and neutering? Or the vet could have some medication that would calm things down for a bit. It is not healthy for your cat to be in heat for prolonged periods without relief besides she'll drive you nuts. If you don't want kittens try to spay and neuter both as quickly as you can.
gypsybear
 
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Reply Fri 13 Mar, 2009 10:58 am
@Robert Gentel,
Thanks Robert,
Not what I wanted to hear, as I am not planning on breeding her. I can't afford to spay her right now, and I was hoping the frequency would drop if I removed the male cat. Sounds like that's not going to help.
gypsybear
 
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Reply Fri 13 Mar, 2009 11:06 am
@Foxfyre,
Thanks Foxfyre,
There is a waiting list for the spay & neuter program. We had another cat spayed at a place that advertised a low price, but it turned out that was just for the operation. We had to pay extra for anesthesia and pain killers(!), and by the time we were done it cost $25 more than our regular vet would have charged. We will ask the vet about medication, hadn't thought about that. It's hard to think with all the cooing and yowling.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 13 Mar, 2009 06:44 pm
@gypsybear,
There is, or used to be, a "pill" for queens which stopped oestrus.

I am not sure if it is still on the market, nor how expensive it is...but it might be a possible stop-gap measure?

You'd need to ask a vet about it.

Just looked it up.....it's there, but it's risky.


http://www.vetinfo.com/catrepro.html


http://www.wedgewoodpharmacy.com/monographs/medroxyprogesteroneAcetate.asp
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jayat1223
 
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Reply Sat 11 Feb, 2012 03:40 pm
@gypsybear,
i have the same problem but instead of a male cat my aunt molested my cat and now what can i do any other suggestins please my email is [email protected] email me asap anyone please my cat is drivin me crazy with the howlin
roger
 
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Reply Sat 11 Feb, 2012 04:00 pm
@jayat1223,
Jayat, I suspect English is not your mother tongue. The Spanish word molestar looks similar, but merely means annoyed. Molesting in English usually, but not always has a sexual connotation.

Anyhow, an unneutered male cat is pretty much always in season.

You might want to rephrase your question.
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