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Need your experience, please: What to do with litter box after neuter?

post #1 of 14
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I've posted this question in another thread, but hope this title will get me a better response.

Ferris was neutered this morning.

I was told I have to put down shredded newspaper in a litter box for him with no litter in it, but I'm afraid that won't work for my Ginger girl. Both boxes are side by side, and they both use the both of them.

I'm wondering if anyone here has just kept regular litter in the box, and were their kitties ok?

My vet is concerned that he may get litter stuck to his sac which could "weigh it down" and therefore cause him pain, or worse, cause infection if it sticks to the wound.

That's why I'm asking for the benefit of the experiences other folks have had after their boys were neutered in multi-cat households. I don't have the ability to put Ferris in a room all by himself, unfortunately, my place is too small.

Please share with me - what did you do after your boy was neutered? I appreciate any and all responses!
post #2 of 14
I've never heard of that! I've never been told to do that and have not changed anything about the litter box following neutering. There's not usually much of a wound for anything to stick to and I've certainly never had that problem. I would just leave the box as it is and give him the once over when he's used it to check there's nothing sticking to anything.
post #3 of 14
I haven't heard of that, either, and would imagine that just checking him over the next few days should suffice.
post #4 of 14
I've always used normal scoopable litter with males and females. I just check a few times a day to be sure everything is clean and doesn't look infected.
post #5 of 14
No litter changes here either, I think I was using regular non-clumping litter at the time because of the kittens.
post #6 of 14
Awwwww Ferris had his neuter ..... I hope everything is going well with him.

My vet did advise me to use different litter with my 3 boys, but she provided me with the litter to use. It was tiny little pellets of brown stuff .....Im sorry I dont remember what. They only used it for, I believe about a week and then I went back to the reg scoopable litter.
post #7 of 14
I've never changed litter for neuters.
I could understand it if he was sitting in his litter to pee.
post #8 of 14
never have been told to do that either. I have heard of people doing it, but unless you aren't going to be around to see if he gets litter stuck on him, I don't see why it matters. If you are gone for the day then maybe stick him in a seperate room with a litterbox with newspaper, but really I wouldn't even worry.
post #9 of 14
I just had my George neutered yesterday and I was not advised to change his litter at all - I WAS advised to monitor his litterbox activities. I didn't change the litter. I did make sure the box he normally uses was thoroughly washed, disinfected and had clean litter in it - and I did restrict the other cats from using his box.
post #10 of 14
I've never changed litters for my neuters! But was advised to moniter litterbox activity only!
post #11 of 14
I wonder if your vet does combination speutering/declawing, and is thus just in the habit of recommending paper litter, which would make sense if a cat were declawed.
post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by jcat View Post
I wonder if your vet does combination speutering/declawing, and is thus just in the habit of recommending paper litter, which would make sense if a cat were declawed.
They are a holistic practice and do not declaw.
post #13 of 14
What you are talking about with the litter box and all applies to cats that have been declawed. Or at least in my limited experience of having read hundreds of messages on this wonderful site.
post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 
Well then, this vet is just extra cautious or something. It says right on the instructions they gave me, and that it is to prevent the litter from sticking to the wound area.

Go figure - I needn't have worried. Ferris seems to be having no real issues. Hasn't pooped yet that I know of, but just started really eating again today.

I'm keeping an eye on him best I can. So far, so good.
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