At What Age Should You Spay A Kitten?

Female cats generally go through heat periods around 4 to 6 months of age. Heat cycles are not harmful or dangerous for your cat; they simply signal the beginning of her reproductive cycle. It is important to keep in mind that male and female cats can be fertile at any time during their lives, both before and after they reach sexual maturity (which varies with every individual animal).

What does it mean when my kitten goes into “heat”?

During this period, the temperature inside a female cat reaches an average 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 Celsius). This often happens without warning; if you have noticed some unusual behavior on your pet’s part recently, pay close attention to whether she begins rolling, rubbing herself against objects repeatedly or becomes restless while outside of her litter box. Any one of these could signify that she is about to enter heat! If she starts bleeding from anywhere on her body other than the genitals, contact your veterinarian immediately as he will likely perform a test to determine whether there may be complications associated with this condition.