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Spay while in heat?

post #1 of 7
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My little six-month-old, Olive, is scheduled for her spay tomorrow and I am pretty sure she is in heat. I called the vet and they said they can still do it, it will just cost $10 more. I asked if there were any more risks due to the increased blood flow to the area and they were still confident that we could go ahead with the spay. Sometimes I don't fully trust my local vet. So, I'm just curious if anyone else has had a spay done while their cat was in heat? Or would you just wait it out? (btw, a cat in heat is sure fun to live with. WOW! She's making some funny noises...at ALL hours of the day!!! )
I just don't want to go ahead with it if it is too risky.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts/opinions!!!
post #2 of 7
i just had squishy spayed two weeks ago this coming friday and she had gone back in heat two days before her surgery and she is just fine. We just got her stitches out today as a matter of fact. Altho my vet did not charge extra not sure why yours would do that?
post #3 of 7
I have heard that it is more of a risk for dogs then it is for cats. I have had many cats spayed while in heat and there were no problems. I wouldn't worry about it at all.
post #4 of 7
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I have heard that it is more of a risk for dogs then it is for cats. I have had many cats spayed while in heat and there were no problems. I wouldn't worry about it at all.
Ok, that was my main reason for asking....all of my dog owner friends are freaking out that I would even consider spaying her now. They are making me feel like an awful cat mommy!
post #5 of 7
If your vet feels comfortable with doing it, go ahead and have her done. Some vets will tell you to wait, some will do it with a little higher cost.

Since the dogs have a "period" with more blood, that is why it might be risky to do them during a heat cycle. Cats don't bleed, but their ovaries may be a little larger then normal and a little mor blood involved.
post #6 of 7
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Thanks for the responses! I feel better about my decision and we will keep our appt for tomorrow. Thank you!
post #7 of 7
2 of mine were spayed while in heat - no problems. both cost extra, too.
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