A cat's heat is between three and 14 days long, but most cats are in heat for about a week. If the cat does not mate during her heat, she may come back into heat in only a matter of days.
Cats typically have their first heat cycle at about six months of age, although that varies between individuals. Once they come into heat, they continue to cycle unless they become pregnant. According to Dr. Janet Tobiassen Crosby, cats that are not used for breeding should be spayed before their first heat in order to prevent disease and accidental litters.Learn More
Cats bite their owners to demonstrate affection, colloquially known as a love bite, but also to warn that they are becoming over-stimulated and want to be left alone. Some cats are also more physically sensitive than others, becoming agitated from too much petting.Full Answer >
Pet cats eat commercial cat food that meets feline nutritional needs. This commercial food can be dry kibble that comes in a bag or wet food from a can or pouch. The diet can be supplemented with treats, which should compose only a small part of a cat's diet.Full Answer >
A cat should be given high-quality and nutritious food at least twice a day. Cats must also have access to clean water in a bowl that's cleaned daily, unless a veterinarian says otherwise.Full Answer >
Cats normally pant to lower their body temperature when they are overheated. Cats can also pant as a response to fear, anxiety, stress or medical conditions such as a respiratory or cardiovascular disorder.Full Answer >