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What age do cats start their period

Cats’ first signs of puberty are often noted around six months of age. However, some cats are known to undergo puberty at a much younger age, and some cats’ first signs of puberty may be late.

What causes a cat to start their period?

Cats most often start their period because of hormonal changes, especially when their bodies are stressed, for example, after a spay or due to a change in diet.

How often do cats go through their period?

Cats can go through their monthly cycle every 30 days or they can have much longer cycles of up to 45 days.

How to tell if a cat has started their period?

Stools change in appearance and consistency. The amount of blood in the stool increases, and the stool may become more watery. The urine may also change in appearance and consistency and the cat may go through a “heat” period.

What causes a cat to go through a heat period?

Cats go through a “heat” period when their body temperature reaches between 10.5 to 42.5 degrees Celsius. The body temperature can be affected by hormones and stress, especially when a cat is spayed.

How to tell if a cat has spayed?

Cats that have been spayed often have a change in period and will not have their heat period.

How to tell if a cat has been spayed?

Cats spayed before one year of age will have their first heat period at approximately one year of age. Cats spayed between one and two years of age will have their first heat period at approximately two years of age. Cats spayed between two and three years of age will have their first heat period at approximately three years of age.

What are the symptoms of a heat period?

Cats that have gone through their heat period will have a significant increase in their body temperature. They will have increased saliva production and their urine may be more concentrated than usual. You may notice that they may have a wet or “hot” spot on their back.

What are the symptoms of an unspayed female cat?

Cats that have not been spayed often have a steady increase in their body temperature, a decrease in their appetite and, sometimes, a change in their urine and/or stool.

What are the symptoms of an unspayed male cat?

What are the symptoms of a cat spayed before one year of age?

Cats spayed before one year of age will have their first heat period at approximately one year of age.

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