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Heat Wave?

Maggie has been vocalizing. Loudly, and somewhat randomly. Right now she is sort of chirping/meeping/murphing around the house.

She has been lounging around in the flat-kitty or rear-up Do Me Baby position a lot this last day or so.

Dumb question ... could this cat be in heat?

And if so, how long will it last, and do I need to reschedule the surgery?

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Jan. 27th, 2005 03:31 am (UTC)
Um, that does kind of sound like heat. Shall we Fedex a little kitty vibe over for her? Poor thing.
Jan. 27th, 2005 10:44 am (UTC)
Could be heat. Is she rolling around on her back? Age of first heat in cats can be as early as 6 months but usually it's later than that. The signs of estrus will probably last a week or 10 days. She shouldn't be spayed while she's in heat.
Jan. 27th, 2005 02:36 pm (UTC)
Yes, she is rolling around on her back a lot. And this am she is hunkering down flat a lot ... except for that rear end.

She is six months old now, so It's Time.

I will call the vet when their office opens. She's due for shots so they might want me to bring her in anyways. They can probably do the fake-out at the office.
Jan. 28th, 2005 01:44 am (UTC)
While waiting to take her to the vet, you can amuse yourself by placing your hand on her lower back and "humping" her. OK. I'm a meanie. But I did that to Mehitabel when she went into heat after her last kitten went to a new home and it was pretty funny. She then later walloped the other cat I had (a neutered male) because he did not give her a proper humping.

I don't know how the vets are with spays now, but they used to wait until the cat finished her heat before doing the Deed. But your vet will advise you.

I wonder if she is still going to grow after this or if the first heat marks the end of her growth. If she doesn't grow more, you're going to have one sweet little morsel of a cat on your lap, er, hands.
Jan. 28th, 2005 05:38 am (UTC)
I called the vet this morning and they said they would still do her. There is an extra charge. Perhaps it is for the fake-out. Poor little mite, she is not a happy camper. Neither is Maya, as Maggie seems to think that Maya can relieve her of her condition.

At the very least she will get her shots.

Maya grew after her first heat (which resulted in kittens as she was living rough at the time).
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