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How long does a female cat remain in heat, and how often does it happen?

My daughter lost her house in a foreclosure, and wasn't allowed to keep her cat (Snickers), so I've smuggled Snickers into the flat I rent.
The cat is about 2 years old, has already had 4 litters, and she's definitely in heat.
Living in a big city, I'm trying to make sure she doesn't get outside or get pregnant.
She's been making all kinds of noise, and I've been trying to give her attention to quiet her. I'm not supposed to have any pets either, so I'm trying to prevent her from being discovered as well. For about the past week, I haven't got much sleep, as I've been having to get up with her like a baby.
I'm just curious as to how long I have to remain sleep deprived, and also, is there any way to speed things up (without Tomcat attention)?
 TheCountess posted over a year ago
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FillionFan said:
Got this from: http://www.vetinfo.com/catrepro.html

"Cats are "induced ovulators" which means that they will go out of heat shortly after being bred. If they do not mate, they can stay in heat for several days but most of the time they appear to stay in about 4 to 6 days, then come in heat again in about 2.5 to 3 weeks. This does vary widely and some cats appear to almost constantly stay in heat. They do seem to be pretty miserable but who knows if they really feel that way?

Talk to your vet -- spaying her will provide the quickest relief. Mike Richards, DVM"

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123cosmo4 said:
You should prabably spay the cat if you don't want kittens anymore. ALl of my cats are fixed.
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mytime said:
Most animal societies like PAWS will pay for all or most of a spay. They send a check directly to the vet of your choice.
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i didn't read this question...
leeah12 posted over a year ago
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(Sorry for only posting a response in this spot, but my computer is being really finicky again). THANK YOU to everyone who replied to this. Shortly after posting this question, I made arrangements with the Humane Society. They took care of her surgery, and she hasn't made those kind of noises since.
TheCountess posted over a year ago
SRitchieable said:
Please read

http://23cats.brownbear.com.au/desexing-pets.html

Neutering a cat doesn't cause it to change personality, or lose its playfulness etc. In fact, neutered pets live longer and are heathier. The above page will answer your questions about this - and I hope you can always evade your landlord's 'no pet' rule.
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