Cats usually go into heat for about seven days, but it can last for as long as two weeks. If your cat is rubbing against objects like furniture or walls, loudly vocalizing and raising her hind end, she is probably in heat. Since cats seem uncomfortable during this time, you may want to provide your pet with some natural soothers. Spaying your cat is the best option for ending her distress, but other remedies may help.
Homeopathic Remedies for Cats in Heat
Rescue Remedy, a blend of five flower essences that has been used since the 1930s, is a glycerin-based, alcohol-free formula that can be used to ease stress in felines. If your cat seems tense or stressed during her estrus, Rescue Remedy can make her feel better and boost her immune system.
Folliculinum, another homeopathic remedy, affects the female hormonal system. Speak with your homeopathic veterinarian about the proper dosage to ease some of your cat's symptoms.
Mask the Smell
Rub Vicks® VapoRub on the tail of a female cat. This may help keep male cats from smelling her scent and agitating her. Chlorophyll tablets, which can be found at most health food stores, can also help hide the scent.
Distract your cat by providing her with new toys or playing with her as much as possible. Extra attention of any kind can help take her mind off her distress, so pet her, cuddle with her and spend extra time with her.
Play classical music, particularly pieces composed by Mozart. Cats can be soothed by the music, and it may help calm them down.