How To Care For Your Cat After Surgery?

Posted by Camino Animal Hospital on June 12th, 2019

Normally, every pet cat, at some point or another in his life, undergoes some sort of surgical procedure. If you’re fortunate enough, the only procedure your cat will ever require is spay or neuter. Regrettably, our beloved canine friends require additional cat surgery in Pleasant Valley, that include some prevalent procedures, such as- skin biopsy, tumor removal, bladder stone removal, laceration repair, tooth extraction and pinning or plating of a broken bone.

The recovery process begins just after the completion of surgery. Some surgeries need an extended period of hospitalization after the operation. Others are outpatient surgeries that let the cat to be sent home the same day after the surgery. Most veterinary hospitals equip clients with both written and verbal instructions for post-operation home care when the cat is discharged. It’s critical to carefully follow your veterinarian’s instructions to avoid complications. Let’s throw light on some of these useful tips for how to care for your cat after surgery.

1. Ensure your cat is fine after surgery: Most veterinarians usually perform surgery early in the day so that your cat gets adequate time to recover from anesthesia. Many cats may still experience the effects of anesthesia hours after the surgery. If your cat is still wobbling of feeling queasy, give him a safe area. Do not keep him near the steps to avoid tumbling. Keep the litter box nearby to the recovery area, so he can reach their easily. Give him a comfortable place to recover.

2. Don’t feed too much to your cat: Is your cat not eating or drinking water properly after surgery? Don't panic if your cat won't eat or drink right away after surgery. Your vet will probably not support you to feed him just after the operation, anyway. If you feel like your cat would've started eating or drinking by now and still he refuses to eat, feel free to call your vet.

3. Don’t force him to stay in the shelf: Is your cat depressed? Is your cat not responding positively after the surgery? No need to worry, it happens. Many times our pets won’t return to their old selves right away. They will require a few days to get rid of all the effects of surgery. Don't feel like your male cat is devastated that you've had him neutered or that your pet is struggling with depression. Most likely, they'll come out of it.

4. Don’t groom him: Rather than stitches, sometimes, cats get staples or glue. Avoid your cat's incision from getting wet. Don't groom, scratch, or brush the area, and don't let your cat do the same. Get a cone or collar that stops him from touching his incision.

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