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Kittens spayed/nuetered, WAAY too active?

post #1 of 14
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I need some quick advice from you experts, please. My four kittens, 2 girls/2 boys, were s/n today. I just returned home and released them from their carriers and they are GOING NUTS. The HS lady told me to keep them quiet, but they are acting like they're hopped up on something - fighting, running, jumping, just basically freaking out (freaking me out, too).

I put them back in their carriers and now they're biting the bars and going bizerk. Is this normal? Help!!

Also, the HS didn't tell me - can I feed them tonight? And when can I expect them to go to the bathroom again?

Thanks, all, very much.
post #2 of 14
I would deffinately keep them in their carriers! Maybe put them in a dark room and play some calming music. Were they given extra pain killers? I know when I brought my girls home the day after thier spay, they re-opened their wounds some playing so they spent several days pretty much in their kennels. I also, after calling the vet, cut back on the pain meds I'd been given for them. Basically they were feeling great and had no reason to think they needed to be calm.
post #3 of 14
I agree. They need to stay in their carriers for their own safety. Did you come home with painkillers, or did they get a shot of painkiller at the vet?

They should start calming down after a few hours and then they should want to sleep. If you want to, in a couple of hours you can try giving them just a little food and maybe a little water. If they don't want it, don't push.

They should be pretty normal by tomorrow. If you do feel uncomfortable about their behavior or you really get concerned, call your vet's office answering service and leave msg for him/her to call you back and explain the different behavior.
post #4 of 14
Wow, sounds like bad reactions - never had anyone do that - most times they are pretty quiet. Can you call the vet and see what you should do? They can't be fighting each other with stitches!

Do you have a few rooms where you can put them in indivdually and put some temp litter pans (aluminum foil cake pans)?
post #5 of 14
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WOW!!! *wipes sweat off brow and pants heavily* These guys are INSANE.

Thanks for your (very quick - you don't know how much I appreciate it) replies everyone. I called Tufts veterinary clinic, where the kittens were s/n, and spoke with an ER tech. She told me the kittens got some really good painkillers and, after being cooped up and starved all day, are feeling verrra, verra frisky. (um, yeah that)

She said to feed them and thought they'd probably go right to sleep. So I cleaned out a walk-in closet, put in a small temporary litter pan (with newspaper instead of litter 'cause they were wading and wrestling in their litter box like it was a swimming pool before I caged them) and a small bowl of fresh water. I gated the closet and put the kittens in it, then went to get their food. When I returned the suckers were scrambling OVER the 30 inch gate!!! So I removed the baby gate, replaced the kittens, replaced the gate with a 36 inch tall bookcase, replaced the kittens, reached for the food, and then removed a kitten from the TOP of the bookcase. Reached for the food, removed the kitten, gave up, removed the bookcase, replaced the kittens, replaced the kittens, tried to shut the closet door, replaced more kittens, FINALLLLYYYY got the door shut with all four kittens on the other side, only to realize I hadn't yet put their food down for them. *aarggghhhh!!!!!*

After yet more struggles, from which details I will spare you, both the kittens and their food are now shut in the closet. And the kittens are THROWING themselves against the door. Un-freaking-believable.

I'm afraid, very afraid. (Jk, of course. I think.)
post #6 of 14
I agree with GoldenKitty45. I have NEVER heard of antics like this. Is is possible that with the painkiller, they are hallucinating? (sp)
post #7 of 14
OMG - you have the kittens from H*ll!

How OLD are these guys? They must have cornish rex in them - those cats are among the champion jumpers for heights. Tho I think the ocicats will be a close 2nd - the 5 month old kitten we saw at the show (and my hubby loved him cause of it) was jumping 5 feet off the judges tables to get to the feather!
post #8 of 14
When I had the kittens done, they came out of their carriers and acted like nothing had happened to them too. They were done at 12 weeks.

I had to put them all in separate dog crates to 1) keep them calmer and 2) so they didn't lick each others stitches.

They all wore e-collars but that didn't stop them licking on each other.
post #9 of 14
I am very familiar with early altering, and I can say they can be active after surgery, and we have never popped a stitch. I am concerned to hear how active they are. I have to say my babies come home at 11 weeks and still climb the trees, play pounce the person, and are active as normal kittens. If the behavior doesn't last long, it may just be that they are an active bunch and just releasing some energy from the day.
Have you tried to feed them yet? Are they drinking? The first day, you may not see them eat much, but keep an eye to make sure they stay hydrated.
I would place them with food and water in a bathroom area, or area in which they don't have as much room to run and play, and you can turn the lights off, and hope to settle them down.
What anesthesia was used and pain reliever for the kittens? There is some controversary on certain anesthesia's used with kittens and the side effects.
I hope that everyone turns out well, and if you are in the situation with kittens again, that you won't hesitate to early s/n again. I applaud your efforts! I am a huge supporter of early altering.
post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 
Well, they made it through the evening and the day without blood-shed, so it looks like everything's going to be okay. Whew! I could hardly sleep last night, and I cancelled my salon appointment today so I could stay home with them. They were still a bit on the wild side this morning, but they are slowly returning to their pre-s/n selves, thankfully.

Here's a pic of them keeping me company this afternoon whilst I browsed the internet. They sure have come a LONG way from those semi-ferals I brought home on October 7th, eh? : )
(from left to right: Rachel, Meghan, Oliver and Allen)


Thanks again for your support and advice, my friends!
post #11 of 14
Glad to hear everything is returning to normal...isn't it great knowing that you can place them into homes and not have to worry about any of them adding to the overpopulation. That is why our rescue spays/neuters at 8-10 weeks of age.

Katie
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by TNR1 View Post
Glad to hear everything is returning to normal...isn't it great knowing that you can place them into homes and not have to worry about any of them adding to the overpopulation. That is why our rescue spays/neuters at 8-10 weeks of age.Katie
Er, these kitties are already in their permanent home. After working so hard day after day socializing them, talking to them, playing with them..., watching them slowly transform from petrified little creatures into adoring little furballs who purr the instant I reach for them....well, it just wasn't possible to let them go. I completed the adoption papers the day they were spayed.

They love and trust me, and I adore them, and they have their forever home now.

For those who haven't fostered, I highly recommend it. I have done little that was more satisfying. Heck, I didn't know it was possible to do some of the things I've done with these guys. They've learned to play with me without using their claws, to love the brush, to come when I call them (which I do every night right after I've snuggled down - whoever isn't already on the bed joins me instantly and the little thump, thump, thump of their bodies leaping up brings a smile to me every time). I can clip their nails, examine their eyes, ears, noses and teeth with no problem. They've even learned to NOT climb my leg when I'm preparing their food and to leave the bed mice alone (still working a bit on that last one *laugh*).

Please pardon me if I seem to be gushing. This whole thing just amazes me. My original intention on Oct 7th was simply to help get another feline family off the streets. Instead, that little family became mine (my children are both "grown" now so I live alone), and changed my life in the process.

*cough* I'm all misty-eyed and sniffly now!
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by Auntie Crazy View Post
Er, these kitties are already in their permanent home. After working so hard day after day socializing them, talking to them, playing with them..., watching them slowly transform from petrified little creatures into adoring little furballs who purr the instant I reach for them....well, it just wasn't possible to let them go. I completed the adoption papers the day they were spayed.

They love and trust me, and I adore them, and they have their forever home now.

For those who haven't fostered, I highly recommend it. I have done little that was more satisfying. Heck, I didn't know it was possible to do some of the things I've done with these guys. They've learned to play with me without using their claws, to love the brush, to come when I call them (which I do every night right after I've snuggled down - whoever isn't already on the bed joins me instantly and the little thump, thump, thump of their bodies leaping up brings a smile to me every time). I can clip their nails, examine their eyes, ears, noses and teeth with no problem. They've even learned to NOT climb my leg when I'm preparing their food and to leave the bed mice alone (still working a bit on that last one *laugh*).

Please pardon me if I seem to be gushing. This whole thing just amazes me. My original intention on Oct 7th was simply to help get another feline family off the streets. Instead, that little family became mine (my children are both "grown" now), and changed my life in the process.

*cough* I'm all misty-eyed and sniffly now!
Well...CONGRATULATIONS on your new family.

Katie
post #14 of 14
I have to say that Stella is the same way. She just got spayed yesterday and she is bouncing off the walls. I had to lock her up in the bathroom so she doesn't tear her stitches. She's 6mo old.
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