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post #1 of 12
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Olga got spayed today and she's been home for several hours. she's clearly not feeling well and i kinda can't believe that i did this to her. i'd have gotten her brother fixed first but i know that he could still breed for up a month afterwords and i was kind of racing against time to prevent a potential pregnancy but now i'm wondering if she was still to young for this (she's 6 months)
it looks like it hurts her just to walk around. this is really killing me to watch.
to make matters worse due to a scheduling problem i have to go to work tonight and leave her overnight. i'm going to furnish the bathroom for her and keep her confined in there but i'd much rather be home then at work. the vet gave me some pain medicine for her but i'm notoriously bad at giving cats medication and i'm worried about stressing her out if i force the medicine dropper into her mouth. this is really awful
any ideas how long until she starts feeling better???
post #2 of 12
Sorry to hear she isn't feeling very good. Usually they feel better within 24 hrs. Just like with humans, I think that operations are so much easier when they are younger. I had several batches of foster kittens spay/neutered at about 2 months and they were fine within hours. The older cats seem to take it a little harder.
I think her own room will be a good idea and she could use a little down time.

You did the right thing
post #3 of 12
Before you go to work, fix up a couple of hot water bottles (I use the liter soda bottles), wrap them in hand towels and place them in with your girl - they will help to get and keep her body temperature up, and comfort her. I encourage you to try to administer the pain meds tonight if you can, the first night after the procedure is the most painful for them. Just make sure she has a clean litter box, plenty of blankets or a snuggly warm bed and her food/water dishes nearby. You did the right thing for your girl - and I know it is hard not to worry about her. The chances are that she will be fine and needs the time to rest and recuperate from her ordeal.
post #4 of 12
Get the medicine in her and half the battle (and her troubles) will be over. My kitten was spayed in December, and once comfortable, did a lot of sleeping. You'll both feel better in a few days. Cally
post #5 of 12
Oh, speedy feel better <<vibes>> for Olga..She will feel better in just a couple of days...
post #6 of 12
She will start feeling better in the next day or two - 6 months is NOT too old/young to be spayed.

I remember my one rex - they shaved her entire belly - and poor baby acted like she was the most pitiful thing - she moped around for a day. Just curled up on the sofa - acted like she needed special privledges (she got some) till her stiches were out

Another female rex I had spayed would hide under the bed cause she didn't want to be seen with the body stocking on!
post #7 of 12
I do hope Olga feels better soon.
I have male cats and my males bounce back well from surgery. My mom has a female who needed more time to heel. Just give her some TLC...sounds like your trying your best and I bet Olga apperciates that!
post #8 of 12
She will be fine! I don't even wait THAT long, I do my kitties at 8-12 weeks. So she will be perfectly fine. It takes a good 24 hours or so for her to get back to normal. She sounds normal. I don't know how big of a deal pain meds are, I have never once given meds to my cats after spaying and I have had a load of cats spayed and neutered, along with all the ones at the shelters I worked at.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
... I remember my one rex - they shaved her entire belly ...
See, now that's what they did to Pearl! The pitiful little thing was shaved all the way to her ribs on both sides!! And of course, being Siamese, the fur is growing back in quite dark. She looks ridiculous, but we tease her about her "Brazilian bikini wax". *grin*
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
well she is feeling much better today. she even jumped up onto the counter from the floor before i could stop her.
however i came home to find dried blood on the floor and bathroom door. i checked her stitches and they look fine, and i can't see any dried blood around them. i'm guessing she may have hurt herself trying to claw her way out of the bathroom or something
luckily i don't have to work tonight, which means i'll opt to supervise her instead of shutting her in a room by herself.
there is one faint spot of dried blood on her paw, but she is walking around normally as far as i can tell. i can't see any visible injuries on her. she isn't acting like anything is bothering her however, i'd like to know where she was bleeding from. i'm going to examine her more closely once the novelty of being freed from that bathroom wears off and she calms down, the vet doesn't open for a couple hours anyway.


EDIT: well mystery solved i think. i just noticed a small cut right on her nose either she cut it trying to get out, or her brother clawed her when reaching under the door at her. a lot of blood for such a small cut, but she seems to be acting just fine, so i won't panic just yet. well she won't be going back in there tonight at least.
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by AMYSCRAZY View Post
Sorry to hear she isn't feeling very good. Usually they feel better within 24 hrs. Just like with humans, I think that operations are so much easier when they are younger. I had several batches of foster kittens spay/neutered at about 2 months and they were fine within hours. The older cats seem to take it a little harder.
I think her own room will be a good idea and she could use a little down time.

You did the right thing
Amy is correct I noticed the same thing. When I did Skittles and her kittens she took it the hardest. In I would say 4 hours the kittens where all wanting to play around.

I think it is like circumsizing a little boy if done between birth and 4 months it is less painfull after that it is awful
post #12 of 12
Sending good vibes to Olga.
I just went though the spay with Mixy. It was a struggle giving her her med but we got through it ok. I am very proud of her (as of all my kids).
Angie
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