- May 2, 2018
I looked it up and can only find one mention of possible spayed female cats getting pregnant where it said maybe both tubes were not tied, and they did not remove the uterus. When I researched the surgery it says normally they remove ovaries, and uterus etc. But maybe some dvm don’t do that.I have a few more questions.
- I read it's recommended for cats to wait a month after their heat cycle to spay them. Due to their blood vessels becoming enlarged. But, Shanky usually starts her next cycle in less than a month. So how's that even possible? It's always hot here throughout the year, no particular breeding season afaik, so it's not applicable here, right? Should 2 weeks from end of heat cycle be safe? That itself seems to be cutting close to me.
- What are the tests to be done before spaying? CBC and what else?
Isolation of Terry when he was sick was easy, he never even moved from his position to even pee or poop. But I've never isolated an active cat. I don't know how I'm going to do it.
When I leave them in a room at night, they scream their butts off if they need the door opened. And they always try to run through the gap whenever we open and close doors, they think it's a fun game. If we're carrying something in my hands, they get more ready. We don't have any extra rooms, so one of them would just have to stay in my room.
Oh wow, the fact they might mate in secret is definitely scary. Thank you for letting me know.
Well, I know multiple cats that have gotten surgery, owners having paid for the surgery and recovery, the cats having an incision in the right place, then the cats getting pregnant.
It's not because the spay surgery technique is an issue. It's because the doctors here are that pathetic. It must be hard for you to imagine, but this is common here.
And no, the doctors never get sued. Common people can't sue anyone here. All we can do is leave a bad review online.
That's what I meant by being anxious regarding the surgery. Not the process of spaying, but praying for no complications.
No, they weren't particularly tested. Just physically examined for external parasites. Shanky has been dewormed about a couple months ago, Terry has never been. They had mycoplasma hemofelis.
I tried pumpkin gravy for the diarrhea for 3 days. Didn't notice any changes though. I'll ask the vet specifically for any probiotics.
I'll reply to the rest a bit later.
So first I would make sure you don't use the dvm(s)of those people who said that happened with their cats. Second, find one you are the most confident with, and ask them exactly what they do during the spay surgery, and the failure rate etc. has a cat ever gotten pregnant.
If Dvm does a spay surgery and a cat gets pregnant because a tube was not tied or whatever, it is definitely something wrong with their technique. If they were intentionally doing surgery on a cat and not doing the proper surgery then that’s a gross negligence which would have to be reported to some government agency. I would still do it even if you don’t think there is going to be a result just so there is some record of it and self record it as well.
Very few lawsuits for both animal malpractice, and malpractice in humans are successful here- the system is designed to be against patients and people who have been harmed sadly. So largely here all we can do is warn people on websites etc. here also.
As far as the swelling of the blood vessels, and the timing I don’t really know very much about that so maybe some other people can advise about that. I’ve only had my girl cats spayed before they ever went into heat.
I think you said they were both treated for mh right? So maybe try the probiotics and maybe deworm Terry- I’m not sure if it’s too early in his recuperation etc. Since they were both outdoor cats it might be a good idea to get a stool test also. If they share the same litter boxes you can just test one sample of poop for both of them. Parasites are hard to get rid of, and sometimes they need a second round of treatment. Also they don’t always show up in stool tests- it has to be at the right cycle etc. For Cinn We just wormed him because I could not get a stool sample for his dvm visit and he is an outdoor cat.
Here is a link for mh.
Mycoplasma: A Top Reason for Anemia In Cats