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7 Day Recovery Following My Cats Castration Has Been Difficult

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Hi Cat Milo, Jan 25, 2021.


  1. Hi Cat Milo

    Hi Cat Milo PetForums Newbie

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    My precious cat Milo is on his 4th day recovery following his castration operation.

    I was advised by the veterinarian to keep on his collar for 7 days so he doesn't lick his wound and disrupt his healing.

    I take it off a couple times a day so he can groom himself and then I put it back on.

    I feel like he is not his usual self which is understandable offcourse.

    I just want him to be happy again .
     
  2. buffie

    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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    Poor chap , are you sure he needs a collar on ? Collars are very rarely needed especially with male cats as the wound is so small and usually (but not always ) glued rather than stitched.
    My lad didn't need a collar and was not in the least interested in the wound at all.
    He had a quick check and then got back into bashing his toys , stuffing his face and in general being a normal kitten.
     
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    Willow_Warren PetForums VIP

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    I was going to ask did the castration go smoothly with no issues? Is there a reason to keep collar on? Didn’t use a collar with Andre and also doing after initial investigation left the area alone. He was quiet for the 2 days that followed before bouncing back
     
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    Hi Cat Milo PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you for sharing this Buffie . I have to say the veterinarian did make me feel anxious about the whole thing. I have just taken off the collar as it's been 4 days and the wound must have healed by now. He's giving himself a makeover as we speak now lol. Thanks again ❤
     
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    Hi Cat Milo PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks for your message Willow . Everything with the operation went well it's just the veterinarian insisted he wore the neck collar for 7 days. But after a lot if reading, it all suggests that it's not necessarily a requirement. Thanks again
     
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    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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    Just keep an eye on him, I'm sure once he is happy he has had a good clean he will be a happy boy again .
     
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    Bertie'sMum Obedient Cat Slave

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    unless he needed a bigger operation to remove undescended testes then there really is no need for a collar - I've only ever had boys and without exception after the initial "inspection" they totally ignored the area and got back to their usual manic kitten selves !
     
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    Calvine PetForums VIP

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    Never had a collar on after a castration (or a spay for that matter). Sure Milo will be fine and in fact being 'not himself' may improve if the collar is removed. Most cats hate them.
     
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    Hi Cat Milo PetForums Newbie

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    He seems happier already .
    Thanks a lot ❤
     
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    Hi Cat Milo PetForums Newbie

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    You are absolutely right. He's so much happier and isn't going mad on that area like the Vet had suggested. Thanks a lot for the message ❤
     
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    Hi Cat Milo PetForums Newbie

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    Bless Milo. He's doing great and is back to his good old self ❤
     
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