At the beginning phase of being in heat, called proestrus, a female cat utters short, low calls and exhibits restlessness and a greater need for affection for one or two days. As the cycle advances, she then enters estru... More »

During estrus, or the heat cycle, a female cat exhibits behavioral changes such as persistent rubbing against furniture, objects and people, according to VCA Hospitals. A female becomes very affectionate and tends to see... More »

Cat heat, called estrus, lasts between 3 and 14 days. The average length of time is one week. If a female cat doesn’t become pregnant, the cycle repeats every two to three weeks. More »

Cats bite their owners to demonstrate affection, colloquially known as a love bite, but also to warn that they are becoming over-stimulated and want to be left alone. Some cats are also more physically sensitive than oth... More »

Some of the common ways a cat shows affection for its owner are by purring, rubbing against the owner, holding eye contact and bringing gifts. Cats often use purring as a sign of friendliness. More »

It can be difficult to tell if a cat loves its owner, but there are signs that showcase a cat's affection for its owner such as purring or meowing, erect tail with flat fur, lying on its back, kneading its paws onto its ... More »

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Signs that a cat is giving birth include restlessness, increased vocalization and vomiting. A cat actively looks for a quiet, private place to have her kittens, often choosing a closet or a pile of clothing as her nest. More »