The cute little kitty very soon becomes an adult, ready for breeding. And during the period when the cat is ready to communicate with the cat, it gives a lot of trouble to its owners. To avoid these unpleasant moments, it is advisable for the owners to decide in advance how to calm their pet during estrus.
Should you give your cat hormones?
Contraceptives for cats exist in the form of drops, injections, pills. The most convenient and quickest way to calm an animal is the drug "Covinan". Just one injection will relieve the cat from heat for six months. But you should not delude yourself that the use of this medicine does not threaten anything for your pet. Like any hormonal drug, "Covinan" has contraindications, and its use can undermine the health of even a young strong cat. And if her age is more than 5 years, the use of this drug should not even be considered.
If you missed the onset of heat, and it is already in full swing, you can calm the cat with other medications in the form of drops or tablets. "Gestrenol", "Stop-Intim", "Contra-sex", "Libidomin", "Sex-barrier" are the most popular drugs that help to reduce the sex drive of an animal. Before using them, it is advisable to consult a veterinarian and in no case exceed the indicated dosage.
It should be remembered that the use of hormonal drugs in any form is risky for the cat's health. their action is a gross interference in the natural physiological processes of the animal's body.
If not hormones, then what?
Above all, owners should understand that a cat's behavior during estrus is caused by natural changes in its body. Therefore, you do not need to punish the animal, close it in the pantry, pour ice water over it. The cat is already suffering. And if, in addition, the owner, whom she trusts, begins to behave strangely, this plunges her into even greater stress.
It is better to try various methods to calm the animal. Be gentle and attentive with your pet, give her sedatives. For example, you can prepare a decoction of thyme and chamomile or buy ready-made drops "Cat Bayun".
Homeopathic remedies such as "Brom", "Palladium", "Ignacy" have proven themselves very well. They have a mild effect on the body and have no side effects. These remedies do not work instantly, but after a while they will bring relief to the cat and you.
It is advisable to deal with symptoms during the first 2-3 estrus. Next, the cat must either be brought together with the cat, or sterilized. If nothing is done, soon the animal will have problems with the ovaries, uterus or mammary glands.