For cat lovers, cats in heat can be the most annoying thing for owners. Female cats in heat will keep barking and disturbing the neighbors, while male cats in heat will urinate everywhere and become irritable, making owners suffer. Many parents use de-sexing to solve the heat of cats, and some parents feed cats birth control pills, is this the right approach? What are the dangers to cats?
For cat lovers, cats in heat can be the most annoying thing for owners, female cats in heat will constantly scream and disturb the neighbors, while male cats in heat will urinate everywhere, and their personalities become irritable, making the owner suffer. Many parents use de-sexing to solve the heat of cats, and some parents feed cats birth control pills, is this the right approach? What are the dangers to cats?
1. There have been various methods to cope with this. Many cat breeders do not want their cats to get pregnant so they give them human contraceptives. But cats can have many side effects if they consume human contraceptives for a long time. Therefore, giving human contraceptives to cats can seriously affect their health. If you think of this trick, you'd better stop it as soon as possible, the side effects for cats are too great. So how harmful are birth control pills to cats? First of all, not to mention the "three drugs are poisonous", the pill even for humans will have an impact on the body's material metabolism and nutrient absorption. Not to mention kittens, if you allow your cat to feed a large number of long-term contraceptive pills can cause arteriosclerosis, ovarian bleeding, ovarian cysts, pus and mammary tumors and even breast cancer. If used frequently, cats will become limbless, lethargic, and not a bit more alive.
2. Frequent heat in cats is the most important cause of reproductive system (mammary and ovarian) tumors, and feeding human contraceptives seriously disrupts the hormonal balance in cats, accelerating the onset of cancer. Looking at what human contraceptives are made up of, the main ingredients of human contraceptives are estrogen and progestin, which have the effect of inhibiting ovulation. As the ingredients, doses and dosage forms of various contraceptives differ, so do the main links of contraceptive action. Even if the person taking them is a human being himself, he should follow the instructions of a physician.
3. Here is an in-depth introduction to how estrus works in cats. The estrus of a sexually mature female cat lasts from 5 to 8 days, and can reach up to 20 days. During this period, a female cat in heat releases a large amount of extra-sexual hormones and attracts male cats with a distinctive and loud purring sound. The female cat's estrus cycle is indirectly regulated by the length of daylight, and the rhythmic changes in daylight stimulate the lower part of the optic thalamus, releasing the corresponding hormones. As the daylight becomes longer, the brain signals the body that the breeding season has arrived. Indoor domestic cats, on the other hand, can come into heat at any season of the year due to artificial lighting such as fluorescent lights. Cats are ovulation-induced, which means that a female cat must be induced by mating activity to ovulate. Ovulation usually occurs 24 hours after mating. If she does not mate or fails to conceive during the estrus period, she may come into estrus again. It is more complicated. Unfortunately, there are no contraceptive drugs suitable for cats, and there is no need to expect them in the future. Although scientific institutions in many countries are working to develop satisfactory drugs, there seems to be a long way to go before success. Some experts say that cats do not need to derive pleasure and satisfaction from gender relations, and that the work of reproducing offspring is hard and serious for them, and even more so for the female cat who is responsible for the reproductive work. If you don't want your cat to suffer for this, consider spaying or neutering her as an adult, which can save them the pain of being in heat and reduce the health risks for your cat from the root.