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My 1 year old cat Misu was spayed at the ASPCA mobile clinic 4 months ago. She since goes into what seems to be heat every 2-3 weeks, with the symptoms lasting 5 or 6 days. All the symptoms are there: she yowls through the night, walks crouching low to the ground, sticks her but way in the air anytime you try to pet her while clawing the ground with her hind paws, urinates on everything--in other words, she's a completely different personality during these cycles. I've spoken to a doctor to determine if there was something that could be done surgically. He told me that there are some specialists that can perform a surgury that is less "exploratory" and more assured of a good result. The ASPCA has been difficult to deal with and the person Ive spoken with there seems to refute what this doctor is saying. I'd just hate to get that exploratory surgery for nothing. Does anyone have any experience and/or advice pertaining to the scenario Im describing. Thanks in advance.
 

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Ive read on here i think that sometimes some parts can be left over by accident, causing the cat to go into heat, but not actually be able to get pregnant. Others on here tho will be able to give a much better answer than mine tho :)
 

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She's right on. If they don't get the whole overies, they can still go into heat, but they take out the uterus normally when they spay a cat, so she can't get pregnant. Still, I'd definatly have an exploritory done and see if that's the problem and have it corrected if it is.
 

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I'm thinking my cat Twinkie doesn't have everything taken out of him b/c he loves to "befriend" our sheepskin rug all the time. Sometimes they don't take it all out I'm afraid so it's best to look further into and see if you need additional surgery. Good Luck :!:
 

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I'm amazed that so many vets *don't* know that there is a very simple test for estrus, and that is a vaginal swab taken during the time the cat has symptoms. This is more accurate in dogs, but can still be a handy (and cheap) test for cats. The type of cells vary during different parts of the cycle. In heat, there is generally only one kind, and this is a dead giveaway.

If that doesn't give you an answer, a simple blood test for hormones is the next easiest.

Unfortunately, if "parts" are left over, you really have to re-do the surgery, and you have to do it during heat, because that's the only time a vet would be able to find them. A bit more risky than a regular spay. Your vet (IMHO) should do this at no charge.

Then, after it's all taken care of--FIND ANOTHER VET! :wink:

Cheers,
Dr. Jean
 
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