My cat is exhibiting symptoms of being in heat despite being fixed.
October 25, 2008 6:41 AM Subscribe
My cat is exhibiting symptoms of being in heat despite being fixed. Any advice?
posted by milarepa to pets & animals (8 answers total)
Last year around this time I had her spayed. She is now all hot and bothered like she would get before she got fixed. Meowing, rubbing up against stuff and just generally acting like a cat in heat. At first I thought she was constipated, but she's been doing just fine in that regard.
I read online a few different places that if some ovarian tissue is left it can secrete hormones that make the cat feel like it's in heat. Is this true? If so, will it happen regularly and require another surgery or does it generally just happen once or twice? Could something else make her exhibit the exact same symptoms of being in heat? It even came on slowly like when she was in heat.
The vet already performed two surgeries on her. They bungled the spaying procedure so I don't want to bring her back there. If she requires another surgery, do they have any responsibility? And finally, since I refuse to return to the vet who performed the procedure, can anyone recommend a decent vet in (very) downtown Manhattan?