Moreover, although it is medically reported that oestrus lasts for approximately two days, some pet owners claim that heat symptoms can last over a week!
These hormonal changes occurring during the oestrus period have a powerful affect on your kitty and may cause her great frustration over time.
This heat period, or period of oestrus, lasts for about two days and may recur as often as every two to three weeks!
However, an owner can also expect drastic changes in behavior when a feline is in oestrus.
Genera: Oestrus, Tipula, Musca, Tabanus, Culex, Empis, Conops, Asilus, Bombylius, Hippobosca.
In animals galls occur mostly on or under the skin of living mammals and birds, and are produced by Acaridea, and by dipterous insects of the genus Oestrus.
That Diptera of the type of the common house-fly are often in large measure responsible for the spread of such diseases as cholera and enteric fever is undeniable, and as regards blood-sucking forms, in addition to those to which reference has already been made, it is sufficient to mention the vast army of pests constituted by the midges, sand-flies, horseflies, &c., from the attacks of which domestic animals suffer equally with man, in addition to being frequently infested with the larvae of the bot and warble flies (Gastrophilus, Oestrus and Hypoderma).