If you're a cat owner, then you know that cats can be wonderful companions. They are smart, clean and self-reliant. While cats are unique, they are also similar to other animals in that they are not perfect. They can present challenging situations that will fluster even the most patient pet owner. One such challenge is coping with a cat that cries when she is in heat. You can take the following steps to stop your female cat from crying when she is in heat.
Keep your cat inside. A cat in heat might try to get outside to mate with a male cat.
Contact your vet to make an appointment for a check-up. Make sure your cat has a clean bill of health before proceeding to step three.
Schedule a time for your cat to be spayed. This is the only way to make your cat comfortable and stop her from crying. If your cat isn't spayed, she will cry when she is in heat. This can last for several days, and recur every three to five weeks.
Always check with your veterinarian before changing your pet’s diet, medication, or physical activity routines. This information is not a substitute for a vet’s opinion.
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