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


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


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