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Why Do Cats Raise Their Butts in the Air?

If your intact cat is displaying true lordosis it means she’s in estrus so it’s very important to make sure you keep your indoors. When in estrus females are noticeably more affectionate and vocal. You’ll probably be presented with the lordosis position just about every time you pet her.

three books by author Pam Johnson-Bennett and a quote from Beth Stern


You may even notice one or two unfamiliar cats hanging around outside the window as well. These are intact males who are well aware of the fact that there’s a mating opportunity nearby. Be extra careful about not letting your female cat outdoors and then contact your veterinarian about having the cat spayed as soon as the heat cycle is over.

  If you have a question about your cat’s behavior, you can find information in the articles on our website as well as in Pam’s books. If you have a question regarding your cat’s health, please contact your veterinarian. This article is not intended as a replacement for your cat’s veterinary care.