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So I got my cat spayed 9-12 months ago, and the past few days she's been acting like she's in heat. Not sure what I should do about it, or who should cover the cost of a second surgery... any thoughts?
 

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If she's not actually been spayed then the vet would have to do that, since you paid for a spay.<br><br>
But if she's acting strangely then I would take her into the vet to check her out because while it seems unlikely that the spay was botched (although I have seen it happen once before!) maybe there's something else going on.
 

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How old was your cat when you got her spayed?<br><br>
We neutered our current cat as a kitten and now as an adult he hasn't shown any signs of being interested in sex at all, but I remember when I was a kid we had an older cat who had already mated with females a bunch of times and my step-dad got tired of the trouble he was causing and neutered him. After that he didn't chase girls anymore but he started humping my stuffed animals relentlessly, like he remembered his old life and missed it, or maybe because the instinct had already been awoken in him.<br><br>
Totally just a theory but if your cat was spayed successfully and she's still showing signs of being in heat maybe it's a similar issue.
 

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She was around a year old, during her 1st heat. Never had any signs of sex interest since, and starting a day or two ago, she's wandering around the apartment yowling, writhing around on the floor, arched back stomping, etc...
 

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I don't think the spay was necessarily "botched" but it's possible that a tiny piece of ovary was left behind and that is what's causing the cat to behave that way.<br><br>
Still, it wouldn't hurt for the vet to take a look and see if there might be any other physical problems going on.<br><br>
Has anything in the cat's environment changed? Any strange cats or other animals wandering around outside? Is the food the same, and is she fed in the same place or has that changed? Has any cat furniture been moved? What about the litter box? Is it still in the same place, and with the same litter as before, or is it different? Cats can find all sorts of way to communicate to their people that something has gone wrong somehow.
 

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My 5 year old male that was neutered as a kitten has just recently been humping the blanket he likes to sleep on. I don't want to sound gross or anything, but he gets an erection (I accidently touched it). I checked the blanket and there's definitely nothing coming out of him (thank goodness). He does seem to go into some kind of trance when he is doing this. It's actually kind of funny to watch him.<br><br>
But, I would at least call the vet and see what they say. That could be something else going on. Better to check it out.<br><br>
Good luck, Laura
 

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I don't think the spay was necessarily &quot;botched&quot; but it's possible that a tiny piece of ovary was left behind and that is what's causing the cat to behave that way.<br><br>
Still, it wouldn't hurt for the vet to take a look and see if there might be any other physical problems going on.<br><br>
Has anything in the cat's environment changed? Any strange cats or other animals wandering around outside? Is the food the same, and is she fed in the same place or has that changed? Has any cat furniture been moved? What about the litter box? Is it still in the same place, and with the same litter as before, or is it different? Cats can find all sorts of way to communicate to their people that something has gone wrong somehow.</div>
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Nope. Nothing has changed at all. She's going "BRRR-MEOW!!!" over and over and sticking her butt up in the air while her tail curled back away. It's definitely heat behavior.
 

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My totally unprofessional opinion is that maybe the vet who spayed her just took the uterus and not the ovaries.
 

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I have nothing to offer as far as help goes, we got our cat fixed when she was... like 6 months old, thats when she first went into heat and she hasn't shown since (she's three now) for going into heat. I hope you get this figured out!!
 

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My 5 year old male that was neutered as a kitten has just recently been humping the blanket he likes to sleep on. I don't want to sound gross or anything, but he gets an erection (I accidently touched it). I checked the blanket and there's definitely nothing coming out of him (thank goodness). He does seem to go into some kind of trance when he is doing this. It's actually kind of funny to watch him.<br><br>
But, I would at least call the vet and see what they say. That could be something else going on. Better to check it out.<br><br>
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That's what happend to my parents maltese dog back in 06 , he was about 5 years old at the time and my parents had a year and half old maltese girl and she was in heat, they didn't fix her because they wanted to breed her, all summer long I seen this dog humping this poor maltese girls back end, after awhile I told my mom to tell him to quick I don't want to watch dog porn.<br>
A few times when my dad was home he started to do that and my dad said to him knock it off we don't want to see that. It was funny at first but it was disgusting.<br><br>
As for your cat I agree with the others go get it checked out again and see whats going on and we had our girl cats fixed and I know they had everything out because it was a free spade voucher for both kitty's to get fixed.
 

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hmm is she still acting the same?<br><br>
It is possible that if a part of the ovary is left behind, they continue to produce hormones and can still go in to heat. This can be either from surgeon error, or some cats have abnormal anatomy.<br><br>
Or she could just be a crazy cat... :p<br><br>
no harm in giving it some time though unless you notice other changes, like with appetite or energy etc
 
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