kitten care after spaying

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Old 12-15-17, 08:37 AM
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kitten care after spaying

We got our 2 cats back this morning after having them spayed. The care instructions state not to let them run, jump or play. How do you stop them? It also said they'd be groggy for 8 hrs or so but they are every bit as active as they were prior to being fixed.
 
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Old 12-15-17, 08:41 AM
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Ha ha! Maybe keep them locked inside a pet carrier with food and water for a while.
 
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Yes, I'd leave them inside their carrier or crate for a while. How long you leave them in there will depend a bit on how they act. If you can put them in a quiet spot so they fall asleep would be best and leave them in there until they wake back up. But if they are fussy and really hate being caged up I put them in a small room with a litter box and a couple comfy beds and close the door. After a while they'll get bored and take a nap.
 
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Old 12-15-17, 08:58 AM
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We have them locked up on the back porch. Bringing them inside wouldn't work well with my wife's allergies. The bigger of the two broke out of the cardboard carrier we took them to the vet in and the new replacement one now also has holes/rips in it. The smaller cat did ok in it's carrier although not happy..
 
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If your vet gave you Elizabethan Collars for them, simply keep them on during the daytime. Otherwise, the best you can do is to keep a close eye on the stitches/wound area to be sure that they don't split it open by popping a stitch or rough and tumble play. Since you can't have them inside, the enclosed porch is your best bet. Just keep a sharp eye on them both.

If you notice any bleeding or oozing from the wound area, call/go to your vet right away.

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Old 12-16-17, 03:56 AM
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They didn't send them home with Elizabethan Collars although they don't seem to be messing with the stitching. They irked me a bit when we picked the cats up. When we dropped them off and filled out the paper work it stated if there were any complications they would treat them at no or minimal cost for the next 10 days. When we picked them up, they said they were closing until next year and if there were any complications you needed to go your own vet ..... she closed up shop 2 months ago. But hopefully that will be a mute point!

My wife was concerned they'd get cold on the porch last night so they spent the night in the bath rm, hope she doesn't pay a penalty.
 
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Marksr,

Bless your wife's willingness to face her allergies, though hopefully she won't have a reaction with them in the bathroom.

Sorry to hear your vet closed up shop, Not sure if you have a Petsmart where you live, or close driving distance, but Banfield is always an option in emergencies. Most cats don't have any trouble after getting spayed, so we'll keep fingers and toes crossed that your two do fine and dandy.

Do keep us posted on how they do.
 
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My wife farmed the cats out to one of the kids for a week or so. Her allergies are already bothering her. My wife isn't good with figures, somehow she had it in her head that the cats needed 7-10 weeks inside to recover when both the paperwork and vet tech said 7-10 days.

So far the kittens seem to be doing fine although I think they miss running around outside. Don't expect any issues.
 
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