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Was my cat really spayed?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
had a mama cat spayed about 3 months ago. tonight she was meowing as if she is in heat. When I came inside she escaped to the outside...was gone about 20 min and now is back inside. its 330am and she wont stop meowing.
post #2 of 12
Thread Starter 
its now 630 and shes still going...im at my wits end
post #3 of 12
If she's just recently been spayed, she could be having a 'phanton' call.
Speak to yo ur vet.
post #4 of 12
We went thru this with Ling. She was spayed back in January (this year). In July, she came back into full heat (I've bred cats, I know when they are in heat). I called the vet and she first told me that the cat probably had UTI that was causing the fake heat. I didn't believe it as none of my cats ever had UTI and I know the symptoms of it.

The other possibility would be cysts in the area where she was spayed. Ling went out of heat after a week. We figured everything was ok, maybe just a freak thing. But 2 weeks later, she again was "in heat". This time we got her scheduled for the vet to reopen her and find out why. It turned out that some cysts started growing on one side. Vet cleaned her out throughly and hopefully this will cure everything.

In all my years of owning cats and spaying/neutering this is the first time this ever occured to any of my cats.

I'd contact your vet and you may have to wind up with a 2nd surgery to find out why she's acting like she's in heat.
post #5 of 12
Also, I have heard (though I believe it's rare) that sometimes a part of an ovary could be left behind - the hormones for heat might still be present.
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
im going to have to leave her outside or she will tear my carpet up
post #7 of 12
Please don't do that. Take her back to the vet and figure out what's going on.

I'm sure your carpet will be fine. Two of ours love to claw carpet (our bad - they don't have a stratching post at the moment), and aside from having to vaccuum a bit more from all the shedding (not shedding, NOT shredding), you'd never know they were there.
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by JohnTS71 View Post
im going to have to leave her outside or she will tear my carpet up

John....turning an indoor cat outdoors is not an acceptable solution. Try to provide her with many different scratching posts and definately have her nails trimmed.

Katie
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
she was an outdoor cat for 8 months..live inside for 4
post #10 of 12
It's also possible that she may have a cyst that is creating the hormones. Please take her to the vet. It could be serious.
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by JohnTS71 View Post
she was an outdoor cat for 8 months..live inside for 4
My parents found a cat that was outside for probably 5 years....he also had scratching issues...but I'm glad they decided to work with the problem and not to simply return him outside. There are many inexpensive scratching posts available and if you regularly trim a cat's claws..it won't do as much damage.

Katie
post #12 of 12
Whether or not she is put back outside (I wouldn't recommened this, put her in a bathroom or something, this problem is not her fault and putting her outside is like punishing her) Are you at least going to take her back to teh vet like she needs? You didn't respond to that, just that you are going ot toss her back outside. Please don't do that, just take her to the vet.
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