The behavior of female cats in heat may worry the inexperienced cat owner. When they're in heat, they meow and yeowl loudly, pace around restlessly and roll on the floor as if in pain.
This behavior can last as long as two-three weeks if the cat doesn't mate. Some cats, once sexually mature, do not come out of heat unless they breed or are spayed. She may lose weight and behave unusually. All of these problems can be avoided if you have your cat spayed.
Neutering can often turn an adventurous tom-cat into a more orderly and affectionate companion. He will be less likely to roam, to get into fights with other cats or to mark household objects by spraying.
If you are considering having your cat neutered, talk to your veterinarian about the implications and timing for neutering.