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Neutering recovery tips?

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Purple Grant, Nov 26, 2012.


  1. Purple Grant

    Purple Grant PetForums Member

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    My kitten's getting the chop on Tuesday.
    I understand it's not such a big deal for males as females, but...

    What should I expect/do when I get him home?
     
  2. carly87

    carly87 PetForums VIP

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    What you should expect is a bonkers kitten running around as normal. Perhaps a bit slow and tender when he sits, but otherwise, once the grogginess from the anaesthetic has passed, they're pretty much back to normal. I'd ask the vet to give subcuticular stitches and clue so that he can't pull his stitches out, then he doesn't even need to wear the cone of shame!
     
  3. Davejc1

    Davejc1 PetForums Junior

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    When jack got done, they didn't even give him any stitches......" We just make a tiny nick and pop them out........." Ooh, you REALLY need to be a man to appreciate how bad that sounds...I'm crossing and uncrossing my legs as I type this...........Aside from that, he was groggy and walked a bit bandy legged for a few days, extra cuddles and a few extra dreamies sorted him.....
     
  4. Chiantina

    Chiantina PetForums VIP

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    When I have had kittens done, you wouldn't have known anything had happened! No cones, just as mental and hurtling around as normal!!

    Just a couple of bits missing tis all!!;)
     
  5. Britishshorthairbabies

    Britishshorthairbabies PetForums Member

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    My jeanstar was done on Friday. Groggy, but pretty much back to normal over the weekend. :D
     
  6. Ian B

    Ian B PetForums VIP

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    Wanting to follow my vets instructions to keep them inside for 24 hours, the flap was locked when all my newly neutered toms arrived home, but within seconds of the carrier being opened they were all beating at the flap wanting to go out. Keeping them in was the easy part, trying to keep them calm was another matter altogether, once the *scent problem* had been sorted out it was business as usual with lots of playfighting and games of tag up and down the stairs.

    Ian
     
  7. TatiLie

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    Rocco was completely normal the same night he had his surgery. We even wondered if the vet really did the job :D

    Just keep an eye to see if he won't be licking himself too much.
     
  8. danniandnala

    danniandnala PetForums VIP

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    As everyone has said it doesn't bother males..try not to worry..I went through this with my mala and female on Friday I was so scared..its took nala a few days to recover..but Eric wasn't bothered xx
     
  9. Purple Grant

    Purple Grant PetForums Member

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    Thanks all.

    I'm asking the vet about nothing.

    I realise the importance of neutering, but the details are not for thinking about! :cryin:
     
  10. TheCatSlave

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    Agh! Shadow's getting the snip tomorrow also! :l
     
  11. Purple Grant

    Purple Grant PetForums Member

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    Shadow and Ghost,
    Must be the day for spooky-named cats to go in.
     
  12. TheCatSlave

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    Haha! Yes! I will be thinking of you and Ghost tomorrow:)xx
     
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