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When does a female cat go into heat, how long and how often?

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Usually a female cat will go in to heat at anywhere from four to six months of age. Mine was six months old, and she goes in to heat pretty regularly every two weeks. She stays in heat for about four to six days. It's the most annoying thing ever...

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Well having a cat that is not spayed can be very, VERY frustrating. A female cat can go into their first heat at around 3 to 4 months of age and they can last up to 6 days. Cats then go into heat about every 3 weeks which is why you need to take the time out to get your cat spayed so as not to have several litters which can be very dangerous to the cat's health.

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I just got off the phone with the Vet office because I am bringing my( 2) 51/2 month old female kittens in to be spayed. The person making my appointment said that they can go into heat as early as four months. And the vet can tell if they are in heat if they are swollen or bleeding down there. Or they can tell after they open them up if the blood vessels are bleeding and of course they know if the kitten/cat has already managed to get pregnant. And if the cat is pregnant they do not stop. They go ahead and take out the unborn kittens no matter what the age. This is an additional $35.00 dollar charge on top of the $55.00 I will be paying to get one spayed. I recommend that everyone get their female kitten spayed BEFORE 4 months of age. That way there is no chance she can be in heat or pregnant. As far as a male you have more time. But FYI, a man down the street from me killed my 2 year old male cat for apparently always being around his female who wasn't spayed. I know this because he told me he would kill him if I didn't do something about it about a month before he disappeared. I tried to keep him in but it didn't work. I would have fixed him if I had the money.

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