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Cat separated after neutering

Discussion in 'Cat Training and Behaviour' started by Loren95, Feb 22, 2019.


  1. Loren95

    Loren95 PetForums Newbie

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    i had my six month female spayed and my five month male castrated today. The female seems to be in pain and quite scared and distressed after the procedure and the male is very giddy and a little aggressive. I’ve had to separate them because the female was hissing at the male when he tried to sniff her. She ran under the table and the male went for her so they had to be split up. The male is quite distressed being away from her. He seems to have calmed down now the anaesthetic has wore off. But the female is still growling and hissing at him. Does any one know how long this will last? I am hoping this won’t be a permanent thing because they usually get on so well and are inseparable. The male is finding it difficult on his own. Also the buster cones are useless. They can take them off, or they will attempt to and then panic. So I’ve left the cones off but it’s difficult having to stop them from licking the stitches. I don’t know what I will do when my boyfriend is back in work on Sunday and I have to look after them both
     
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    They smell of the vets so don't recognise each other by scent. Try scent swapping by putting a sock on your hand and stroking each of them in turn.
    Instead of a cone you could put a body suit on your girl - you can buy them or make one from a baby best ( you can find instructions on you tube) Your boy shouldn't need a cone now at all
     
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    chillminx PetForums VIP

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    @Loren95 - has the vet given you some pain relief for the kittens? (Metacam)

    If not and you think the girl is in pain you should contact the vet today without delay and ask for some. Cats hide pain well, so if she is showing outward signs of being uncomfortable this will be only the tip of the iceberg, bless her.
     
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  4. Loren95

    Loren95 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi, yes we have some pain medicine. Mika seems a lot more herself today. She wasn’t in a good state yesterday after the anaesthetic. It didn’t help when we tried to put a cone on Toby and he was running around panicking. Mika was terrified of him. I think she knows she’s a vulnerable at the moment and as her and Toby are usually rough players she is keeping out of his way to protect herself. Toby is confused, he doesn’t know what he has done to upset her. I am keeping them separated for the time being and allowing them short supervised meetings when Mika wants to see him. It will all be worth it I suppose
     
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    chillminx PetForums VIP

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    Yes, they will both be better in no time. Kittens make very quick recoveries from neutering usually. :)
     
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