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What age do cats start going into heat

Depending on the cat and its breed, it can be anywhere between two and nine years of age. The average is about three years, but it does vary.

Can I give my cat a hormone to make her go into heat?

There are no approved veterinary products for this purpose in the USA.

What is the best way to manage my cat’s heat cycle?

The best way to help your cat with her heat cycle is to provide her with plenty of attention, love and support.

How can I tell my cat is in heat?

Cats have a scent gland at the base of their tail, called the vulva, which releases pheromones. This allows other cats to detect whether or not a cat is in heat and, when in heat, cats are more likely to make other cats aware of their presence.

How do I know when my cat is in heat?

Some cats are more obvious than others. If your cat has started rubbing against things, such as people or walls, she may be in heat.

What should I do about my cat’s heat cycle?

Talk to your veterinarian about the best management for your cat’s cycle, just as you would for your dog’s.

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