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Spayed f/m cat went into heat although she is spayed, 2 weeks later she is in heat again. wont stop

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She is 2 years old. Has been spayed for over a year. never went into heat before the spay. She constantly howls and makes cooing throat noises. She keeps me awake at night. The heat usually lasts about a week.

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  • Calindy MannCalindy Mann Member Posts: 173
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    Sometimes when a cat is spayed/neutered at an older age (over 1 year old) they still show signs of their mating cycle (males neutered when older sometimes still mark territory) One of my cats used to "go into heat" even after her spay. Have you talked to the vet? I doubt this is something that would require a actual visit at first but at least a phone call for more info. In the meantime Try some Feliway (a air freshner type plug in that emitts cat calming scents)to calm her and giving her a good half hour of playtime with a string toy an hour before bedtime to help her be worn out so she won't be up all night.
  • Lisa DaversLisa Davers SacramentoMember Posts: 3,642
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    It's possible that when they spayed her they missed an ovary so its still producing sex hormones and making her go into heat. Call the vet who spayed your cat and ask them for advice and whether they'll help fix this without you having to pay for her to be spayed again. Arrange so that next time she goes into heat you take her in for an exam so they can see what's happening and figure out how to treat her.
  • sherry LaRosa-Silvestrisherry LaRosa-Silvestri willow groveMember Posts: 888
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    The situation you described is not unusual. It could be that the hormones are not out of your cat's system. The only thing that that leads me to believe is that the veterinarian missed an ovary. It does happen! I have a feral cat outside who I had spayed and she does the same thing. She was spayed about 18 months ago (at only four months of age) and still cries out as if she is in heat. Call the vet who did the spay and explain the situation. This is not an emergency and nothing to be alarmed about. Best of luck.
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