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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-13-2005, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Kitty in heat, anything I can do?

Hi everyone, I have a 5 month old female kitten. Lately she has been rolling around and meowing and growling. I did some research and it looks like shes going through heat. Now its getting annoying and Im sure shes not too happy either. Is there anything I can do to help her get over this until she gets spayed? Would it be a good idea to get her spayed at this age? Thanks a bunch.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-13-2005, 12:38 PM
 
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Usually 6 months is about the age, but my kitten was almost 10 months because she was so little. The vet thought it was best to wait until she was bigger. I have heard that you can get it done as young as 6 weeks. At the shelter I work at we wait longer than 6 weeks.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-13-2005, 12:53 PM
 
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Just keep cuddling her through it and yes you can get her fixed during this heat or wait until it is over....Pray she does not get outside though.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-13-2005, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks, she never goes outside so Im not concerned about that. I also have a 1 year and half old male cat. He is already fixed so I dont think hes of any use he still licks her and stays around her sometimes.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-13-2005, 01:35 PM
 
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it's more expensive to get cats spayed while they're in heat because there is lots of extra blood in the uterus and it's more dangerous because they can bleed to death if the vet messes up. so they charge more because it's more difficult to stop bleeding and what not. so just for safety's sake, i would wait until she's through her heat, but make sure she doesn't get outside!
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-13-2005, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Alright, safety first. How long will it take for her to get over it?
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-13-2005, 07:27 PM
 
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With in a few days they should feel like themselves again. YOur vet will tell you all of this information too. You should try to keep them from doing a lot of jumping or running for a week or so afterard( yeah right). Elliott seemed fine about 4 hours after she woke up from surgery, but most vets will keep the animal over night for obeservation- my Mom taked to the vet, so I was able to take Elliott home the same day.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-14-2005, 10:26 PM
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Yes she can be fixed now. Paris my persian was fixed exactly at 5 months. Be VERY careful as they can dart out faster than you can image. I say go for it ASAP regardless if she is in a heat or not, it CAN be done!
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-15-2005, 10:29 AM
 
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Kiera was between 3 and 4 months when she was spayed... they wouldn't let me adopt her unless she was. But yeah, sounds like a good idea to let her finish her heat cycle...
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