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Strange Behavior In Young Cat
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SkyeTallarita88 posted:
My cat, Emma, started doing some weird things last night and I wanted to know if anyone had some idea of what it might be.

She was in the living room with me last night while I was folding laundry and she laid down on the dryer sheet that had fallen on the floor and started to roll all over it. Then she proceeded to meow like she was in pain and had her rear raised up and her face closer to the ground. I inspected her area and didn't see anything. She started doing it again a few minutes ago (the rolling and then crying) and then attacked our other cat, Cooper. I have never seen her act like this. There isn't anything that she could've gotten into or eaten that would be out of the norm for either one of them.

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Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP responded:
If Emma is about six months of age or older and has not been spayed, she's probably in heat. Rolling on the floor, vocalizing, and putting her tail and rear end up in the air are typical signs of a cat in heat. You won't usually see any discharge from her vulva. Unless you want more kittens soon, you should get her spayed right away. In the meantime, don't let her out, even for a minute. And let's hope Cooper is neutered!

Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP
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