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come in(to) heat

To be in a state of sexual excitement and able to breed, as of a female animal. Do you hear the stray cat howling and screeching at night? She must have come into heat.
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come in(to) heat

 and come in(to) season
[for a female animal] to enter into the breeding season. This animal will come into heat in the spring. When did your dog come in season?
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When a female humpback comes into heat, she alerts males by making sounds, such as slapping the water surface.
When a cow comes into heat she will seek a bull and start mounting him and other cows, but it may still be a few hours before she will stand for the bull to mount and breed her.
"After a cat gives birth, when the kittens are 4 to 5 weeks old, the mother comes into heat, and 63 days later they have another litter," Iverson said.
When a doe comes into heat late in the season, she will often remain with, or stay close to, the rest of the herd.
A solution is to spay the female so she never comes into heat. Or mate her with a spayed male if you don't want ferret babies.
The next time Sadie comes into heat, which should be soon, I'll get her bred again.