When do female cats stop going into heat?

Do female cats ever get too old to go into heat or is this a lifelong experience with unspayed females?


Answer by Kate
Excellent question, I hadn't given this much thought so i have checked with a vet friend of mine. he tells me that cats do not go through a menopause like humans so they can continue to go into heat into old age. It may become less and less but he tells me he has known cats of 15 to still go into heat.

Comments for When do female cats stop going into heat?

Click here to add your own comments

Not spayed female cat stopped going into heat
by: MirandaFoxtrot

Other than my *indoor only female cat*, not spayed, that stopped going into heat about 2 years ago, I have three other *indoor only* cats. I have her male kitten that is now 3 yrs old, he is neutered. The 2 of them play like kittens together and they still know it's a mother/kitten relationship. I took them in as tamed feral cats when he was just a kitten, so I have no idea how old she is, but guessing she is about 5 or 6 yrs old.

When I took the 2 of them in, I already had 2 female spayed cats. Everyone gets along fine. There is also a male feral cat, semi tamed and certainly not neutered, that spends most of his time on my patio the past 3 yrs, getting fed and only petted, he won't allow much handling. It's surprising to me that his daily presence doesn't cause my intact female to go into heat.

cats in heat
by: Anonymous

I have a cat I've had for 6 years don't know how old she is cause our neighbor left her and I took her in. She has been the best cat ever! Anyway, my question is the meowing that she did in heat she does no more. Is that normal? Since everyone says they can still go into heat. She looks only to be 7 or 8.

16
by: Falon

My cat, Mickey, is 16 years old and had her baby girl May 6, 2016. Mural, her kitten, is beautiful and healthy. So, cats can still going into heat and have kittens well into their elderly years.

old queen still going strong!
by: Anonymous

We have a 17 year old female cat who still goes,into heat! Her yowling just gets stronger the older she gets. Go old girl!

another cat's in heat question
by: Anonymous

Can cats still get pregnant at an old age when going into heat?

Reply
Yes as long as a cat continues to go into heat they can get pregnant. Cats can be futile up to around the age of 14.

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Cat Questions Archive three.


Like This Page

I'd love to hear what you think of this page or my site. Let me know if you like what you have read or if it has helped you with a problem.

It's easy to do just leave a comment in the box below and click the like / share or +1 to let others know about my site. Thank You It really is most appreciated.