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Today, my cat went into labor. This is surprising since 6 years ago, we paid to have her spayed. FML

By Anonymous / Friday 23 November 2012 01:34 / United States - Springville
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By "spaying" I actually mean tying off the tubes, not removing any organs. My apologies, I'm only really familiar with the dutch and medical terms :)

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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.

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I just did some more reading, and maybe I was wrong about the uterus regrowing. I know that when my mother had hers a part of it managed to 'regrow' and seal over, but from what I've been reading it doesn't seem possible to fully regrow. DocBastard, you got any input?

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I'm pretty sure they don't take the cats uterus out. They "tie" her tubes. My friend had a cat that they had spayed 5 times, she would still go into heat and ended up having 2 litters, some cats can't be spayed or neutered. Same thing happens to humans.

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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.

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Another pussy failed to get spayed... Nah, that's too harsh. Suffice to say, onlychildFTW that you just make yourself like an ass by posting that. You could've just skipped over it, some people did read it because they're actually interested in the discussion.

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A spay is an ovariohysterectomy. Everything is removed. It is.impossible to get pregnant after this procedure. Likely there was a mistake at the vet or you had a vet that did not do the procedure.

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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.

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It does NOT regrow. However, if the ovaries are still in place and depending on how much uterus was removed it is possible to become pregnant, but it's like a 1 in 25 million chance.

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Over here, what's called spaying by the public (but actually isn't), almost always involves only tying the tubes unless there is a medical reason to remove more. Sadly, while that method is easier on the animal, it isn't always 100% secure.

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Why do people type and post anything if they're not interested in reading? Why do you think other people will be interested in what you wrote? I think this discussion, the parts with useful bits of facts, are informative.

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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).

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