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Four month old kitten come into heat - argh

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Queenofknickers Sun 23-Feb-14 13:44:04

Luckily her brother is being neutered tomorrow because I persuaded the vet as he is a big boy - they have a policy of not neutering until 4 1/2 months. So by their policy his sister would be pregnant by then! In the meantime I guess I am on incest patrol until tomorrow? Will her early heat persuade vet to spay her? She is howling at doors, people and well...TWERKING ....

crazynanna Sun 23-Feb-14 13:50:26

I remember crazy cat's 1st (and only) season when she had the most passionate love affair with dd's right UGG boot and a stripey plastic bag wink

I think your vet will neuter if you say your girl has already come into season.

cozietoesie Sun 23-Feb-14 14:02:43

If she's a decent weight and healthy, I'd certainly ask.

Have you got all the doors and windows triple-locked?

PurpleWithaMysteryBun Sun 23-Feb-14 14:24:20

I would ask, also is there a different vet in town who may have a different policy?

PurpleWithaMysteryBun Sun 23-Feb-14 14:25:11

Or as nasty as it may seem, you could still have her spayed in two weeks.

Queenofknickers Sun 23-Feb-14 14:50:03

All exits are barred! Luckily her brother just looks puzzled so I think she's a bit more advanced than him. Crazy nana she's making eyes at my good cushions!!!!!!

Queenofknickers Sun 23-Feb-14 18:54:22

Oh lord! DH just got home and said they were DTD all evening but he didn't think it was a problem "because they're related" so he assumed nothing would result.......

cozietoesie Sun 23-Feb-14 19:04:58

Oh My! (I think it's time you sat him down and had a long serious talk with him about the birds and bees.)

I wouldn't be too too worried about pregnancy because if you can get an early spaying (speak to the vet tomorrow) then the op would take care of any problem. It's just that when they're in a mood to party and get out of the house (which they have a real talent for) then they can be real stupid with eg roads and cars if they see a handsome bit of stuff across the road, say.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 23-Feb-14 19:41:05

Ovulation in cats is triggered by mating, so she is probably pg from yesterday.

<still struggling to process the line of thought that incest doesn't result in pg>

Queenofknickers Sun 23-Feb-14 20:35:53

DH has been educated and is horrified. Going to ask vet to spay her this week please.

cozietoesie Sun 23-Feb-14 20:41:25

Well done. It should all be fine (even if the spaying is not, say, until the week after) but let us know how the Terrible Twosome get on.

Queenofknickers Mon 24-Feb-14 11:59:34

Celia Hammond (CHAT) vet to the rescue! They will do them BOTH this week - hurrah!!!! In meantime is v hard to stop them DTD - the children are fascinated...

Ubik1 Mon 24-Feb-14 12:01:50

Sorry am giggling helplessly

At least they are getting to have a bit of fun

lljkk Mon 24-Feb-14 12:07:29

One of my boy cats used to shag his brother before they were done, too (sigh).

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 24-Feb-14 12:17:45

At least you don't have to have the talk with the dc now.

basildonbond Tue 25-Feb-14 22:17:23

When I was a student one of my flat mates came home with two adorable balls of fluff, brother and sister

Our vet advised us to wait until they were both sexually mature before getting them neutered and that our male cat would be incapable of fathering any kittens until he was at least 6 months .... Hah!!!

Our girl kitten had her first season at 4.5 months and I've never seen a creature act so brazenly - she was throwing herself on her brother who was completely bemused for the first 24 hours but obviously managed to get the hang of things pretty quickly after that because girl kitten gave birth to a litter of three kittens a few weeks later

All was ok although she seemed to stop growing as soon as she got pg so was a tiny adult, oh and my flatmate whose cats they supposedly were buggered off on holiday leaving me to organise homes for the kittens and pay for the cats to be neutered hmm

thecatneuterer Tue 25-Feb-14 22:27:21

Yay. If I'd realised you were in London I'd have told you CHAT would do it.

It reminds me of a time I went to collect huge numbers of pregnant cats and kittens from a house that was becoming overrun as none had been neutered. A well-spoken, sensible and educated-seeming owner told me that she couldn't understand how the cats had got pregnant as they never went out. When I pointed out that she had a load of unneutered males and females actually living in the same house she seemed shocked and said that couldn't be it - THEY WERE ALL RELATED!

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 26-Feb-14 07:12:02

Biology lessons aren't up to much in this country are they?

TheOneWithTheNicestSmile Sun 02-Mar-14 10:29:46

cats protection league are promoting spaying at 4 months - with good reason, obv!

My vet is one of the ones doing it (there's a link to find a local one on that page) & I had mine done this week. My two older cats weren't done until about 6 months; both had come into season & were doing all that unladylike stuff mentioned above!

I don't know if it was because they were older & bigger but they def took longer to recover from the op than the little one. She was absolutely fine within a couple of hours at home.

Queenofknickers Sun 02-Mar-14 18:34:45

Happy to report that thanks to CHAT in Sussex we have a neutered cat - she is bouncing around and hasn't had any ill-effects. Her brothers turn is this week. I really can't speak highly enough of CHAT (Celia Hammond)

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 02-Mar-14 18:45:44

Phew! No kitten explosion for you then.

cozietoesie Sun 02-Mar-14 19:12:32

Well done CHAT and a good outcome for her.

smile

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