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help!!! cat in heat after spay????

post #1 of 7
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i had my female cat spayed approx 3 months ago...yesterday she started acting like she was in heat again...rubbing against everything & howling very loud...she's about 2 years & 1 mth old now...is this normal???
post #2 of 7
It's not very likely, but if she is acting as if she is in heat your vet can do a hormone test to see. He may have missed an ovary or something like that. I would take her back to the vet who did the surgery and see what he says. Becky
post #3 of 7
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thanks for the reply...that's what i was afraid of...
we've had the worst luck w/ neutering & spaying...we had our male cat neutered over a year ago and he was also showing signs of not being neutered such as spraying, aggression, & trying to mate with female cats..we later found out that he still had very high testerone levels and he was not completely fixed...
2 different vets..same problem
post #4 of 7
You really are having bad luck. In a male cat it is easier to explain, because one testicle can be undecended, still in the abdomen and it is really hard to find them sometimes. But in a female it seems like it would be harder to miss if they took out tow ovaries and a uterus. But there could be anomalous ovarian tissue somewhere, too. The important thing is to go back to the same vet that did the surgery because, for one thing, they shouldn't charge you to make it right, and for another thing, he would be aware of any oddities he found during the surgery. Good luck. Becky
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Originally Posted by jennx2001
i had my female cat spayed approx 3 months ago...yesterday she started acting like she was in heat again...rubbing against everything & howling very loud...she's about 2 years & 1 mth old now...is this normal???
I recently started having the same problem with one of my cats...she appears to be in heat, but she was spayed 3 years ago! Is it possible that she could become "unfixed" after all this time?
post #6 of 7
No, I don't believe ovaries can regrow. I would consult a veterinarian because 3 years later this could be a sign of a problem. If it was within a few months, then I would suspect that ovarian tissue had been missed, but three years later, doesn't make sense. Your vet can do a hormone test to be sure but there may be brain disorders that could cause this. Becky
post #7 of 7
We "rescued" Mooch from an owner who was moving and Mooch could not go with. We were assured that she was already spayed.

She has, on several occssions, now, exhibited all signs of being in heat (rubbing against objects, presenting herself to our confused boxer, and other flirtacious behavior) except spraying. I have not detected any odor anywhere. She is an indoor cat, and I have yet to get her to the vet to be checked. Our male cat is nuetered, and spends a lot of time outdoors. He seems annoyed at Mooch's advances, but is otherwise non-agressive. Any other time, they get along well, and play often.

Could the change of seasons/location (tiny urban apartment to a large subrban home with plenty of opened, screened windows) have anything to do with it?

Is it possible that she still experiences the hormonal changes, yet is incapable of conception? Is it possible that she isn't spraying because she doesn't have the instinct to do so?

Obviously, I need to get her to the vet for her boosters. At that time, can the vet tell if she's been spayed?
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