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post #31 of 48
Sophie won't entertain treats, and it's a good job really because goodness knows what she would be like now!.

Rosie knows she gets hers after i've had breakfast so she sits beside me staring at me the whole time until i've finished, then she gets them on an evening, but i know she gets a few more than what she should

Sarah i was looking at cat condo's a couple of weeks ago funnily enough, so maybe we can sort something out?!
post #32 of 48
Well that is good to know.........the clinic here just spays no matter what. Stormy was done at 9 weeks and with Snickers they said it did not matter if she was in heat or not. Hummm Stormy does have that flap of skin hanging under her as well. Shes also getting heavy and shes only 8 months so we are switching her cat food and the dogs as well.lol
They have been eating some cheap stuff and I had not thought too much about it until the vet yesterday. They told us to switch to Iams for both the dog and cats.
Well now I hope that Snickers is not in heat when she goes at the end of next month. If she was and I canceled Id have to wait four more weeks..........couldnt do that. Shes not a big crier when shes in heat but the spraying is getting old.
post #33 of 48
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Originally Posted by lizk729
Shes not a big crier when shes in heat but the spraying is getting old.
Females spray aswell? I did not know this. So far she's just been crying, rolling around, grunting, displaying her rear end to Sleeves, trying to escape and licking a lot. She does actually smell different but I don't know if that is me being paranoid.
post #34 of 48
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Originally Posted by Sar
Susan, from what I found out around here, there are many who will do spays under six months as general routine! Molly was spayed under six months, as she went into heat early - she doesn't have a saggy tum either!

Susan, your girls really need a special cat condo, don't they?!
Mika was spayed very young and she has no spay sway, but Bijou (our handsome boy) has a sway tummy.
post #35 of 48
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
Mika was spayed very young and she has no spay sway, but Bijou (our handsome boy) has a sway tummy.
Sleeves, also male has a sway tummy too. We call it 'Belly Belly' Its white and fluffy and yummy.
post #36 of 48
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
Mika was spayed very young and she has no spay sway, but Bijou (our handsome boy) has a sway tummy.
Yeah, Tibby has a bit of a sway too! He was neutered quite a bit after he was six months (because of where he came from) yet Willow was done at five (if that) months and has no sway at all!

Lauren, yes, femals cats do spray - but if Nismo hasn't done so yet, I would hope that she won't! Molly never did!
post #37 of 48
Yep gals spray......We actually were really hoping this kitty would not but when she was rubbing against the couch we saw her give a little shudder and when she moved we saw that it was wet. So now when she has her bum up against the furniture or whatever we check after she moves and sure enough shes done it a few times.
We are off to the pet store today to find something to clean it up with. We used normal house stuff but we know it wont take it away for the cat.
Its not alot but enough to be GROSS!!! lol
post #38 of 48
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Originally Posted by lizk729
Yep gals spray......We actually were really hoping this kitty would not but when she was rubbing against the couch we saw her give a little shudder and when she moved we saw that it was wet. So now when she has her bum up against the furniture or whatever we check after she moves and sure enough shes done it a few times.
We are off to the pet store today to find something to clean it up with. We used normal house stuff but we know it wont take it away for the cat.
Its not alot but enough to be GROSS!!! lol
I'll bet! I'll definately need to look out for that! Hopefully she is coming out of season now so if she was going to do it she would have already.
Hope you get something to clean it with!
post #39 of 48
Sadie sometimes does a spaying posture and shudder but nothing comes out...thank heavens.
post #40 of 48
Glad this is all sorted out lauren!
post #41 of 48
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Originally Posted by Sar
Susan, your girls really need a special cat condo, don't they?!
of my 3 gals, Pixel has a tummy - the other 2 don't. Pixel was spayed at about 4-5 months, Cable 5-6 months, & Java at 6+ months during her 2nd heat. i think it develops with age, just like with old ladies!
post #42 of 48
Pudge has no spay dangle. neither did any of the cats I've had fixed early. In any case, is an aesthetic so important that something as important as a spay should be postponed because of it? I prefer fixing as early as possible because I might have the money now, but I don't know how my situation will be in a few months' time. (Not directed at anyone in particualr)
post #43 of 48
I would strongly recommend calling around and finding a vet who will do the surgery. She will be in heat for a week, out for two, and back again until she is finally spayed. Keeping her from getting pregnant between now and June will be a trick indeed.

I've seen many, many spays done on cats in heat and it really is no different than spaying when they are out of heat. It is a tiny bit more delicate because of the extra blood going to the uterus, but honestly the difference is minimal and as long as the vet does an overall good job on the surgery, it is totally uncomplicated. The surgery takes maybe 5 minutes longer than it would otherwise but that's the only difference. It would really be far riskier for her to become pregnant.
post #44 of 48
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Originally Posted by semiferal
I would strongly recommend calling around and finding a vet who will do the surgery. She will be in heat for a week, out for two, and back again until she is finally spayed. Keeping her from getting pregnant between now and June will be a trick indeed.

I've seen many, many spays done on cats in heat and it really is no different than spaying when they are out of heat. It is a tiny bit more delicate because of the extra blood going to the uterus, but honestly the difference is minimal and as long as the vet does an overall good job on the surgery, it is totally uncomplicated. The surgery takes maybe 5 minutes longer than it would otherwise but that's the only difference. It would really be far riskier for her to become pregnant.

If you read the rest of the thread, the situation did change and I had been given the wrong info by the vet. She is booked in for Monday, it's only 2 days difference.
There would be no chance of her getting pregnant anyway since she is an indoor only cat and always will be and Sleeves is neutered.
The person who told me to wait until June just got her wires crossed.
post #45 of 48
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Originally Posted by Pombina
If you read the rest of the thread, the situation did change and I had been given the wrong info by the vet. She is booked in for Monday, it's only 2 days difference.
There would be no chance of her getting pregnant anyway since she is an indoor only cat and always will be and Sleeves is neutered.
The person who told me to wait until June just got her wires crossed.
Plus, UK vets would still be reluctant to spay during her heat cycle!
post #46 of 48
I am so glad you re-contacted them and they have booked her in sooner, it wouldn't have been fair for her to wait all that time.
My vets do actually spay while they are in heat, althoguh I think they prefer it when they are not. Other vets wont unless they have to due to the risk.
A local rescue to me spay all kittens and puppies at 8 weeks old, but they have to use a vet which is technically in a different area - so they have 3 vets (general one for when they don't want to make the animal travel, the spay one and the horse one)
post #47 of 48
My fingers are crossed that the spay is done today and everything goes well.
I'll be watching for your update.
post #48 of 48
so did the kitty get spayed?
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