(Closed) )Do Cats get their period too ? ( My baby”s pic included :)

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Well, I haven’t seen many cat tampons or pads around, but I do believe they go into “heat” or “estrus” , so they have something similar but not manifested like a human

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@chesseplease: If the cat is not spayed, she will go into heat. Bleeding can be part of going into heat.

It’s better just to get her spayed so you don’t have to worry about unwanted litters or dealing with a cat in heat. They yowl and do everything they can to get outside and find a mate. Plus, blood on the carpet/furniture is never fun.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

she can bleed when in heat! I would get her fixed asap! Just for the fact that she doesnt breed and all the yowling wont drive your crazy!!! haha 😀

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

Cats are seasonal breeders – so she will likely be in heat multiple times during that time frame.  Like most other mammals, they will have a ‘bleed-off’ the day or so after she’s in heat. Not as long or heavy as a human period but just a brief bleed.

 

Here’s a decent link – http://vetmedicine.about.com/od/pregnancybirthincats/f/Cat_estrus.htm

Post # 7
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Honey bee

Cats do not get periods like humans. I have had my share of female cats and never seen any of them bleed at all, even when they were in heat, which was stopped as soon as possible. Others I know who have had female cats have never seen this either. They do need to be spayed around 6 months. Otherwise they will go into heat which is annoying for both you and them, and getting pregnant will cause potentially health issues down the road.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I’m not a cat owner, nor do I have any close friends who are either, so I’ll ask the bee: Is it a normal thing for cats to just leave and never come back and that’s okay?  I’ve only ever had dogs.  Maybe it’s because stray cats are more commonplace (in America, at least) than stray dogs?  I’m just wondering out loud, because if my dog ran away and I would see him walking around my house I would go get him right away!

But yes, please spay your cat also 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@GoldfishPie: Usually when that happens they get hit by a car, eaten/killed by something, taken in by someone else, etc.

Hence why my cat will always and only be an indoor cat. And just in case he also has a microchip.

Post # 10
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Honey bee

@Goldfishpie, no that is not common. They will stick close to home unless something happens to them that threatens their life or they are kidnapped. In that case, they will go off alone to die. Otherwise, they will stay close to home. For that reason, many cat owners prefer to keep them indoors.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@chesseplease: You will both be happier for it.

PS she is ADORABLE!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Your cat is adorable!!!!

I have a female cat – she’s been in heat a few times and has never bled. She just likes to “back it up” on things and she will howl at night.

I’ve heard that female dogs bleed when they go into heat.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Just had to say she is too cute! I love tabbies!

We have two male tabbies, and they’re both neutered, so I can’t answer your question.

Post # 15
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Honey bee

Never seen a female dog bleed either, or heard of happening from anyone including vets.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Ember78: Really? I have had dogs my whole life and when ever we have had one that went into heat there was definitely blood. Not a ton, but defintiely enough to notice! That’s so weird. I guess I’ve only had 2 dogs go into heat because I almost always have them spayed right away, but these 2 were strays I picked up and didn’t get them spayed in time before they went into heat. It’s definitely not like a human period though… it’s just like spots of blood every so often.

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