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.

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Unspayed kitten stopped having heat
by: Anonymous

I'm curious why these same type questions go unanswered. I have a 9 month old unspayed female. She had first heat at 5 1/2 months. Had three cycles then stopped. She is indoors only. We took on another female kitten who is now 4 months old, right after the first cat's first cycle. Could this have any bearing on it?

15yr old female cat
by: Patches

I have a 15yr old fully intact female cat who still goes in heat about once a year. She only becomes playful and mostly active at this time of year. She calls out to the male cats outside... from inside! She is an indoor cat now for the last year and a half. she hasn't got pregnant in at least 3 years. I read that it's still possible but not happened with her as she has mated at least once in the past 3 years.

by: Bette Thomas

The question was asked several times but has gone unanswered, Is there cause for concern when a female cat (unspayed) stops going in heat? No way preegnant

My Mishka
by: Anonymopussxp

My cat mishka has not gone back on heat for 5-6months.She is only 2 and half years old and has otherwise done as a normal cat. She is otherwise in good health. Should I be concerned??

5 Year Old Not Spayed Female.
by: Anonymous

My cat Lolly has just turned 5 years old in December. She has not been fixed and in her beginning years would go into heat several times a year. Now I have notcied she doesnt have those heat cycles anymore. Is this normal or should I take her to the vet? Otherwise her health is fine, she eats, peeps and pops, plays and sleeps like a champ. Just not sure about her cycles anymore? Any insight on this?

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.

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?

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.

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