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How long after giving birth does a cat go into heat?

Asked by tdreichert (228points) January 17th, 2010

My cat gave birth on January 2nd. Now, she is starting to “meow” alot…..reminding me of when she was in heat. It seems a little early for me.

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faye's avatar

Way sooner than I thought. We took a stray in, she had kittens, I took her in to be spayed 6 or 7 weeks later and it cost extra because she was pregnant! Then she went missing. We called her C-note while she was here. I don’t think she liked the other cats. Google says they will cycle continuously for a time until they mate, have a false pregnancy or it gets cold.

loser's avatar

It would save a lot of problems if you just had her spayed.

syz's avatar

The common belief is that a cat can become pregnant as soon as the kittens are weaned. In actuality, a queen can become pregnant within a few weeks of giving birth. Get her spayed as soon as the kittens are eating any solid food.

jamcanfi74's avatar

I believe a cat can go into heat shortly after her kittens are winged off of her.

syz's avatar

@jamcanfi74 “winged off”? Perhaps you mean “weaned”?

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