Appointments: (02) 6251 1444
16-18 Purdue St, Belconnen, ACT
(Parking via Gillott Street)
Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 1:00pm

Canberra Cat Vet Blog

Is my cat in season???

Saturday, September 06, 2014

What are the signs that my female cat is in heat?
Any or all of the signs below may be an indication that your cat is in heat.

Your cat becomes more affectionate than usual

She rolls around the floor

She carries her tail to one side.

She is very vocal and meows a lot. (This is where the term 'Calling' comes from) This vocalisation can become very noisy with loud yowls day and night. Her voice may become more piercing than usual.

She assumes a position with her front quarters on the ground and her bottom pointing in the air.

She treads with her hind legs

She licks her vulval area more than usual

She rubs her face up against you or furniture more often than usual.

If you pat your cat on her back near her tail she raises her bottom in the air and may begin 'treading' with her hind feet.

If she is a cat who is usually kept inside she will be desperate to get outside, waiting for any opportunity to escape.

Search Blog

Recent Posts


strange behaviour painful sudden blindness obesity conflict antibiotics new cat itchy learning runny nose bed drinking more FIV pet teeth runny eyes cat worms twitching cage renal disease pet meat hole weight loss inflammatory bowel disease biopsy RSPCA heart disease poison urinating restless decision to euthanase string depomedrol blocked cat fluid pills rough play holes in teeth kitten home urinating on curtains or carpet pain relief drinking a lot anaemia revolution body language best vet kidneys introduction toxins ACT FORLS sore massage prey weight dry food blood pressure sick cat blockage cystitis hunter dilated pupils thirst skin cancer train holes asthma indoor cats new year weight control sun rash mass pain cancer noisy breathing appointment snot mouth breathing vaccination gasping antiviral introduce pet insurance lump snake hunters in season panadol lame castration aerokat collapse rolls ulcerated nose pancreatitis hunched over flu sneeze cat containment feliway mince lymphoma grooming dental check vocal gifts headache tartar bladder snuffles fight christmas dehydration plaque catoberfest bad breath scratch jumping aggression skin cryptococcosis introducing sore ears dental treatment stare into space moving breeder behaviour diet bladder stones cough dymadon cat enclosures computer cat vet high blood pressure corneal ulcer cranky client night cat history obese thirsty groom opening hours blood prednisolone pain killer diarrhoea anxiety best cat clinic visit kidney hungry wet litter check-up cortisone introductions kittens cognitive dysfunction enemies rub off food pica litter box dementia pred diabetes blood in urine goodbye birthday AIDS eye infection not eating urine spraying wool bite hyperthyroidism blood test roundworm diuretics hypertension bump eye echocardiography enclosure crytococcosus holidays tumour sick hypertrophic cardiomyopathy seizures panamax unsociable nails cat fight heavy breathing grass xylitol worms hairball sense of smell cta fight vet visit senior sucking wool fabric exercise tablet new kitten sensitive stomach urination meows a lot virus water thyroid poisonous plants urine food puzzles overweight hearing calicivirus odour appetite feline enteritis sore eyes skinny attack pheromone spraying home visit checkup hiding slow sensitive change on heat cat wobbles Canberra Cat Vet open night heaing yowling panleukopenia New Year's Eve tooth outdoor cat blind mycoplasma lily rigid head toxic physical activity paralysed competition abscess,cat fight foreign body tick petting cat award kitten deaths furball blindness best clinic free eyes love constipation socialisation spray poisoning mental health of cats urinating outside litter when to go to vet paracetamol feline AIDS blue signs of pain insulin pill snake bite nose scabs vision examination hospital hunting best veterinarian panleukopaenia spey Canberra arthritis cat behaviour fear poisonous stress lick face rub thiamine deficiency African wild cat desexing photo competition comfortis flea treatment health check poisons annual check old open day liver aspirin feline herpesvirus abscess kitten play ulcers scratching dental activity desex salivation carrier holiday snakes senses old cat discount allergy microchip ulcer aggressive eye ulcer marking plants vaccine IBD vomiting lilies training snuffle euthanasia furballs tradesmen paralysis tick breathing difficult panadeine cat friendly whiskers kibble scale allergy, return home polish herpesvirus joints touch snakebite scratching post advantage fireworks adipokines enteritis lilly information night flea prevention radioactive iodine fever tapeworm litter cat flu worming fat behaviour change stiff head chlamydia unwell permethrin intestine Hill's Metabolic changed wet food kidney disease ribbon hyperactive straining brown snake cat enclosure hard faeces paralysis vomit fleas fits house call


A calm, quiet haven for cats and their carers staffed by experienced, cat loving vets and nurses.

Canberra Cat Vet 16-18 Purdue St Belconnen ACT 2617 (parking off Gillott Street) Phone: (02) 6251-1444

Get Directions