Can a male cat be in heat?

Sort of, but not really. A male cat cannot technically be in heat. That is a female hormonal thing - it happens when female cats sense that it is time to breed. However, males often exhibit very similar behavior during the same season. If a male is un-neutered, it will respond to the pheromones released by nearby females with bad behavior as well. If it smells a female in heat, it will get anxious to mate, and its personality will change. Male cats will get very aggressive around females that are ready to mate, will try to escape outside if one is nearby, and will meow all the time if they cannot. A male cat may spray to mark its territory as well.


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You should really neuter your cat to avoid this problem. It will save you a lot of hassle, make the cat a better pet, and make it healthier overall.

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