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Estrus Symptoms after Spaying in Cats: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Estrus symptoms after spaying in cats happens when a cat shows signs of being in heat after being spayed. Remaining ovarian tissue causes the condition.

Thankfully, the condition can usually be corrected.

Technically, the condition is also known as ovarian remnant syndrome in cats.

If you see the signs of the condition in your cat, then get to a veterinarian for a proper diagnosis and treatment.

Here’s what you should know about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for the condition.

Symptoms of Estrus Symptoms after Spaying in Cats

The condition produces a number of symptoms. For example, the most common symptoms include:

  • Swollen vulva
  • Meowing excessively
  • Rolling around a lot
  • Acting restless
  • Head rubbing

Causes of Estrus Symptoms after Spaying in Cats

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The cause of the condition is usually a failure to remove both ovaries during the spaying process. Also, the following factors can cause the condition:

  • Abnormal ovarian tissue
  • Adrenal issues
  • Excessive number of ovaries

Treatments for Estrus Symptoms after Spaying in Cats

Firstly, your vet will ask about your cat’s symptoms. Secondly, your vet will ask about your cat’s full medical history. Specifically, this will include questions about the spaying process.

Thirdly, a full physical examination will be carried out. Also, blood and urine tests will be taken. Additionally, your cat’s hormone levels will be tested. Also, an ultrasound can highlight any remaining ovarian tissue.

Generally, treatment involves a surgery. Specifically, this will remove any remaining ovarian tissue.

Additionally, painkillers and antibiotics will be prescribed. As always, if your vet prescribes your cat any medicine, make sure to stick to the correct dose and frequency instructions. Also, complete the full course of medicine.

Finally, you can read more about the health benefits of spaying your cat here.

Have you ever cared for a cat who suffered from this condition? How did your vet help your cat recover? Let us know in the comments section below.


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