By Anonymous - 23/11/2012 01:34 - United States - Springville
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That's sucks sorry OP .. Look on the bright side you get adorable little kittens:D
I would contact the vet. If they did this on purpose, they're corrupt assholes and who knows what they did inside her. It could also have been an accident, where they did the procedure on the wrong cat instead, or did the wrong procedure on her. It's also possible for the uterus to grow back if only a partial hysterectomy was performed. Again, you would need to contact the vet to find out if they did a partial or a full on her. This also happens to humans- if a woman has a partial hysterectomy performed on her that uterus can still grow back in later. Whatever happened, you certainly have my sympathy. I know how awful the new kitten experience is going to be for you- watching them grow, keeping one or two if you're capable, then giving them to people who may harm them, or having to leave them at shelters where they're likely to be killed. You might be able to find a no-kill shelter, but they're always so full. Good luck.
22- Not always though. Often times the spaying process for cats involves removing the ovaries and the uterus. They tie the cervix off at the end. Sometimes vets will leave the uterus, but usually they take everything. They're not supposed to just leave the ovaries, because the cat still goes in heat. I'm not trying to be annoying, I just grew up being told that "Mom had to have a second surgery because her uterus grew back", and now I'm learning that's not really possible.
The cat may also have had a second uterus. When I was young I worked at a vet's office and we had a couple of cases where we were neutering male dogs and they had extra testicles that hadn't descended. Weird, but it happens. The vet in this case may not have noticed extra equipment if it was off to the side where it shouldn't be. Incisions for spay surgeries are usually kept as small as possible to avoid complications.
I googled this. A cat spay, or ovariohysterectomy, is the surgical removal of the ovaries and the uterus. It is a routine procedure that is performed under general anesthetic. Although cat spays have typically been performed at 5-6 months (when the cat reaches sexual maturity), recent research suggests that spays can be safely performed at a much earlier age (e.g. as early as 8 weeks).