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Is it biologically possible for the female cat to mate (just not get pregnant) after being spayed?


A relative of mine says female cats can still mate after being spayed. I don't know the biology of what is done during the spaying operation. But I've never heard this opinion before. The topic came up because my cat -- who has mostly been an indoor cat -- now insists loudly on being outside ever since a male cat moved in across the way. She's never shown more than a passing tolerance for other cats. I do believe she's smitten with this male visitor who sits outside her window. When she escapes outside, she doesn't come back for 8 hours. But I don't think spayed cats can or want to mate.

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Cindy Lawson (mistyhorizon2003) says

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    Pamela Kinnaird W 4 years ago

    Thanks, mistyhorizon2003. Emerald, my cat (not the one in photo -- she's my daughter's) did a complete turn around in wanting to go outside for so long. It's good to know eight hours isn't necessarily a big deal.

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    Pamela Kinnaird W 4 years ago

    Thanks, Teresa Coppens. Emerald did finally come back last night -- third night in a row -- and luckily she let us sleep last night. The previous two nights all she did was meow to go back outside.

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    Pamela Kinnaird W 4 years ago

    Dominance -- that sounds like her. Thanks for your comment, BeautySavvy22.

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    Cindy Lawson (mistyhorizon2003) 4 years ago

    Yep absolutely agree. As a former vets assistant/nurse I can confirm you are correct.

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