Cats in Heat Often Act Like They are in Pain

Over my career, I have had many concerned people bring in their female cats for pain.  The cats are rolling around on the ground, crying, moaning and keeping them up all night.  These cats definitely need treatment . . . they need to be spayed.  The following video clip is of an adorable kitten who is in heat.  Please note the action with her rear end when I rub the tail head region of her back and her cute little calls.  In the northern climates, cats often come into heat in January and February then give birth to kittens 63 days later.  That’s why spring is called kitten season.  Enjoy! 

Published by kristennelsondvm

Dr. Kristen Nelson grew up on a farm in Watertown, Minn., where she developed a deep love for animals of all kinds. She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. Kris then completed a small-animal internship at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. In addition to writing and speaking, she cares for small and exotic animals in Scottsdale, Az. Dr. Nelson is widely quoted in the media. Her credits include Ladies’ Home Journal, USA TODAY, the Los Angeles Times and numerous radio and television interviews. Dr. Nelson has written two books, Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life and Coated With Fur: A Blind Cat’s Love. Kris and her husband Steve share their home with rescued cats, birds and a dog.