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Our cat is spayed but do they come in heat anyway? our cat…

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Our cat is spayed...

Our cat is spayed but do they come in heat anyway?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the cat?

Our cat has been spayed but do they still come into heat?

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does the cat seem to hurt?

She is continually meowing today

Veterinarian's Assistant: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?

No

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. Nothing visually obvious. Is the cat eating normally?

Yes

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. No appetite problems. Is the cat having trouble peeing or pooing?

No

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. No obvious problems there. How is the cat behaving differently?

She seems to want to go outside but we want her to be a house cat

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the cat's name and age?

Ginger and we were told she was 8 or9 mths old

Veterinarian's Assistant: Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. How old is Ginger?

8 mts old

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Ginger?

No she usally don't go meowing lke this

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

Not if they've been properly spayed...in other words, both ovaries and uterus were removed. If her persistent meowing is due to her coming into estrus (heat) she's suffering from the ovarian remnant syndrome which describes a small piece of ovary inadvertently being left in the abdomen following a spay procedure. Her vet can tell if your cat is heat by examining the vaginal cells at this time. Hormonal testing is also available but may not be necessary if cornified vaginal cells typical of estrus are seen microscopically. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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