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vets started to spay.......

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hazeyjane Mon 13-Nov-17 13:55:23

.....our boy cat! Apparently the notes were wrong, and they only noticed after they had started making an incision. Poor fucking puss. We can't pick him up until 5 and I am furious.....and just needed a rant.

dementedpixie Mon 13-Nov-17 14:11:38

So they thought he was a girl?! Has he got a shaved patch too? Poor wee soul

CannotEvenThink Mon 13-Nov-17 14:14:05

Poor darling. This is why on humans you have to draw a big arrow at the operating site. Sounds like they need to review their failsafes.

SaturnUranus Mon 13-Nov-17 14:21:40

Mine had a narrow escape too.

I took him for a check up when we first got him as a kitten. When the appointment was over, I booked him in at the desk to be neutered in a few weeks time.

It was only when I took him back for the neutering that the receptionist told me that he'd been put on their list as a female. It was only spotted because she'd been confused by me referring to the cat as "he" and not "she".

Poor Hazeycat. flowers

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 13-Nov-17 14:23:45

How did they miss his balls?. Our cat had two conkers you couldn't miss.

I'd be furious too.

hazeyjane Mon 13-Nov-17 14:51:48

They clippered and cut....he has stitches!

He is twice the size of his sister, and very obviously male! The notes on the consent form said spay (which dh didn't notice) and she said it was confusing because his name is not male (unless your a Harry Potter fan!)

ILookedintheWater Mon 13-Nov-17 14:58:43

..Ok, I give in, what name did you choose from Harry Potter which is male but doesn't sound male? Not that it's an excuse for their mistake, but what?

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 13-Nov-17 15:04:44

TBH my Dh wouldn't have known the meaning of spayed when ours was being done.

Floralnomad Mon 13-Nov-17 15:07:31

My mums boy cat is called Snowball , so quite girly and our vets managed to work out he was a boy . Poor cat , I’d be expecting to not be paying a bill for this .

SilverSpot Mon 13-Nov-17 15:52:06

poor kitty!

Wolfiefan Mon 13-Nov-17 15:53:44

Find out their complaints procedure.
And find out a new vet.
That's shit.
At least he wasn't in to have anything else removed. FFS.

BertieBotts Mon 13-Nov-17 15:59:24

TBH I wouldn't have picked up on the term spay on a form! I would have assumed it could be used for both procedures - I don't have any medical background. Though now you mention it it does seem to be spay/neuter depending on sex.

Also curious about the name!

MrsSquiggler Mon 13-Nov-17 16:07:27


Dobby? Fluffy?

Judashascomeintosomemoney Mon 13-Nov-17 16:10:57

I agree with wolfie find a new vet. I could never trust them again.

hazeyjane Mon 13-Nov-17 17:23:09

I don't blame dh at all, I also wouldn't have noticed the spay/neuter thing, and frankly how they can miss some fairly obvious boy parts is a mystery to me!

Fortunately they are the vets that were part of the process when we rehomed them from the Blue Cross, so the neutering/spaying and vaccinations were free, and the rest of their care has been (and will be) under our lovely local vets.

The name is.......

hazeyjane Mon 13-Nov-17 17:24:46

.....Lupin (here with his sister, Ginny)

ILookedintheWater Mon 13-Nov-17 17:26:57

Ah, should have gone for Remus...a good Tomcat name!
They are so cute!

BertieBotts Mon 13-Nov-17 17:28:32

Awww so cute! grin

Lupin defo a boy name - even without HP connections I think!

hazeyjane Mon 13-Nov-17 17:34:38

They were actually the names they had in the rescue centre, and as my dad are huge Harry Potter fans, they stuck. I tried to persuade them to change it to Remus.....but Lupin has stuck.

They'll be home soon, yay!

SaturnUranus Mon 13-Nov-17 17:49:34

So much cuteness in one photo. grin

hazeyjane Mon 13-Nov-17 20:27:03

Well they came home, Lupin with a 5 inch square bald patch and stitches and Ginny with a cone round her neck (they were unable to get one on Lupin). Ginny threw herself around so frantically because of the collar, that it has come off.

I don't remember any of my other cats having a collar when they had the op.

Dh said he had arranged to take them back next week to have the stitches out, but I am very reluctant to take them back.

hazeyjane Wed 15-Nov-17 17:32:21

Well after a disaster with the collars, vet recommended a babygro......can I say, categorically THIS DOES NOT WORK.

Wolfiefan Wed 15-Nov-17 18:37:47

That's one cross cat!
They do proper vests. Can you get one?
Mine pulled her stitches out and had to be stapled! shock

SaturnUranus Thu 16-Nov-17 10:29:24

That's a look that says "YOU did this to me, human!"

That babygro. grin

I think I'd have needed stitches of my own if I ever attempted to get one of those on my demon cat.

Toddlerteaplease Thu 16-Nov-17 11:15:18

I think the baby gro is supposed to go on back to front, with the buttons along the back and tail through the hole where all the buttons meet.

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