Spayed twice - Marylyn

2006-02-11 Thread Nina




Marylyn,
A neighbor of mine rescued a kitty off the street and asked me to have
her spayed. Of course, she had very little money so I asked a local
shelter if we could do it through them. Poor kitty was opened up only
to find she had already been spayed. She was never the same after
that. She was never really a friendly cat, but after that she wouldn't
let anyone touch her except through a brush. Very sad. I had simply
turned her over to this group, I'll never do that again. I always take
any cats into the vet myself now. Who knows if she had rough
treatment, or disrespectful treatment, when I wasn't there. Hard
lesson learned.

What were the vets looking for with the blood test? Reduced hormone
levels? I have always been told, if you can't see the scar, there's no
way to know if they've been spayed before. I would do anything not to
put another cat through an experience like that poor kitty endured.
Nina

Marylyn wrote:

  
  
  
  
  I took Dixie Louise to my vet to be
spayed and she tested positive for FeLV. There were lots of
conversations about how to handle the "situation" especially since I
have Kitty, a FeLV neg cat who has cancer. To get to the point, all
the vets at the clinic, who are very friendly to all the oddities I
bring in, supported having her spayed because it was a lot less
stressful than going into heat several times a year and certainly less
stressful than a pregnancy.
  
  <>Ihave friends who are animal
communicators andDixie kept telling them she had been to the vet
before. I had my vets run ablood test when they could find no surgery
scar. Seems like Dixie had been spayed by someone in the past.
Luckily, my AC friends were there for her or she would have had surgery
a second time. It is highly unlikely this would ever happen again.




Re: Spayed twice - Marylyn

2006-02-11 Thread Tad Burnett




  If she can't come in contact with an intact male
you can wait and see if she comes in heat
Tad

Nina wrote:

  
  
Marylyn,
A neighbor of mine rescued a kitty off the street and asked me to have
her spayed. Of course, she had very little money so I asked a local
shelter if we could do it through them. Poor kitty was opened up only
to find she had already been spayed. She was never the same after
that. She was never really a friendly cat, but after that she wouldn't
let anyone touch her except through a brush. Very sad. I had simply
turned her over to this group, I'll never do that again. I always take
any cats into the vet myself now. Who knows if she had rough
treatment, or disrespectful treatment, when I wasn't there. Hard
lesson learned.
  
What were the vets looking for with the blood test? Reduced hormone
levels? I have always been told, if you can't see the scar, there's no
way to know if they've been spayed before. I would do anything not to
put another cat through an experience like that poor kitty endured.
Nina
  
Marylyn wrote:
  




I took Dixie Louise to my vet to
be
spayed and she tested positive for FeLV. There were lots of
conversations about how to handle the "situation" especially since I
have Kitty, a FeLV neg cat who has cancer. To get to the point, all
the vets at the clinic, who are very friendly to all the oddities I
bring in, supported having her spayed because it was a lot less
stressful than going into heat several times a year and certainly less
stressful than a pregnancy.

Ihave friends who are animal
communicators andDixie kept telling them she had been to the vet
before. I had my vets run ablood test when they could find no surgery
scar. Seems like Dixie had been spayed by someone in the past.
Luckily, my AC friends were there for her or she would have had surgery
a second time. It is highly unlikely this would ever happen again.





Re: Spayed twice - Marylyn

2006-02-11 Thread Marylyn



They were looking at the hormone levels. 
There are two tests that can be run. I don't understand the details but 
the one they ran on Dixie was a simple blood test. The other involves 
giving the cathormones and seeing what the reactionis. I would 
have loved to have seen my vet's face when the test results came in. He 
was very sure she was intact. Anyway, when he called it was "Dixie is 
either a male or she has been spayed." I understand an ultrasound and a 
very good reader can tell. I was a big believer in animal communicators 
before this. Now I am totally convinced. What are the odds of a cat 
who has been thrown away being spayed and showing up at my house? Then 
having enough sense to tell two friends that she absolutely did not need to go 
to the vet's again?

My vet was against letting her come into heat if we 
could prevent it. He said the spaying would be less traumatic for her than 
coming into heat. 






 
If you have men who will exclude any of God's 
creatures 
from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who 
 
will deal likewise with their fellow 
man. 
St. Francis

  - Original Message - 
  From: 
  Tad 
  Burnett 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  
  Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2006 2:35 
  PM
  Subject: Re: Spayed twice - Marylyn
If she can't come in contact 
  with an intact maleyou can wait and see if she comes in 
  heatTadNina wrote:
  Marylyn,A 
neighbor of mine rescued a kitty off the street and asked me to have her 
spayed. Of course, she had very little money so I asked a local 
shelter if we could do it through them. Poor kitty was opened up only 
to find she had already been spayed. She was never the same after 
that. She was never really a friendly cat, but after that she wouldn't 
let anyone touch her except through a brush. Very sad. I had 
simply turned her over to this group, I'll never do that again. I 
always take any cats into the vet myself now. Who knows if she had 
rough treatment, or disrespectful treatment, when I wasn't there. Hard 
lesson learned.What were the vets looking for with the blood 
test? Reduced hormone levels? I have always been told, if you 
can't see the scar, there's no way to know if they've been spayed 
before. I would do anything not to put another cat through an 
experience like that poor kitty endured.NinaMarylyn wrote: 

  

  I took Dixie Louise to my vet to be spayed 
  and she tested positive for FeLV. There were lots of conversations 
  about how to handle the "situation" especially since I have Kitty, a FeLV 
  neg cat who has cancer. To get to the point, all the vets at the 
  clinic, who are very friendly to all the oddities I bring in, supported 
  having her spayed because it was a lot less stressful than going into heat 
  several times a year and certainly less stressful than a 
  pregnancy.
  Ihave friends who 
  are animal communicators andDixie kept telling them she had been to 
  the vet before. I had my vets run ablood test when they could 
  find no surgery scar. Seems like Dixie had been spayed by someone in 
  the past. Luckily, my AC friends were there for her or she would 
  have had surgery a second time. It is highly unlikely this 
  would ever happen again.