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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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Coming into heat produces a rush of oestrogen, which reduces their body's ability to make red blood cells.
Coming into heat can occur multiple times within the same breeding period if ferrets do not fall pregnant.
As Bessy gets older, it can be harder and harder to tell when she comes into heat--and sometimes, that's because she isn't coming into heat at all.
They seem to show signs of coming into heat either early in the morning or in late afternoon, so that's a great time to check on them.
Q My female cat keeps coming into heat. I've never had her spayed, but is this normal?
At the first of the season -- in Oregon this year the season opens August 24, in Utah August 22 -- few cows are coming into heat, so you seldom hear a bull bugle unless you call first.
This happens when there is a "normal" first rut and all or most mature does breed a significant number of fawns are in good physical condition due to excellent forage, then a second rut occurs due to fawns coming into heat approximately a month after the primary rut.
FeralStat[TM], a synthetic progestin, prevents female cats from coming into heat. It is available by prescription and feral cat caretakers are using it to complement spay/neuter and Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) programs for feral cats.
These may be fawns coming into heat for the first time, or they may be does that simply did not get bred -- an uncommon occurrence -- during their initial estrous period and come back into heat 28 to 30 days later.
Bulls are continually traveling through the herd, checking cows to detect the ones that are in heat or coming into heat. A bull smells the vulva of a cow and also smells her urine.