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Can cats go into heat while they are pregnant?

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Pregnant cats can go into heat. According to About.com, a pregnant cat can go into heat and even conceive a second litter, which she carries at the same time as the first.

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LoveToKnow Cats advises keeping pregnant cats indoors because of the risk that they could go into heat again and conceive a second pregnancy. According to About.com, some signs that a female cat is in heat include the cat becoming increasingly affectionate, licking her own genitals, calling out loudly to attract a male cat and assuming the mating position, where the head is down and the rear quarters are raised.

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