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post #1 of 16
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Ping's neuter day is this Thursday. She said to have him in there by 9-9:30am and to make sure he has had nothing to eat (or drink I believe) after midnight. I am taking him to the next county over to get him neutered. The one here where I live is expensive IMO. The one in my county is 50 for the neuter not including sedation. Then you pay 50 for the sedation. The one I am taking him to is 50 for everything involving his neuter. I have put this off long enough so this has to be done. He is not spraying or anything so I wanna keep it that way.
post #2 of 16
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Also meant to ask does anyone have any advice on post neuters. How long does it take to heal and for him to act normal again?
post #3 of 16
It took my Pushy over a week - but he had picked up an eye infection at the vets, so he was probably longer than normal.
post #4 of 16
Bean's getting neutered soon too. Good Luck. I'm sure everything will go well.
post #5 of 16
Patches was back to normal the next day. I picked him up that afternoon and he was still sleepy from the sedation. When I got up the next morning he was back to normal. It isn't invasive like a spay.
post #6 of 16
All of my males have bee just fine and back to themselves in about 24 hours. Like a previous poster said, it is not nearly as invasive as a spay. Good luck to Ping, that all goes well.
post #7 of 16
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I am nervous about all of it. Then again I am nervous about all things that involve surgery no matter who the person or animal is. All ready my stomach is acting up over all of it.
post #8 of 16
All of my males have been fine after 24-36 hours. Good luck to you and Ping.
post #9 of 16
Good Luck little Ping!

Wickett was back to his usual self about 2 days later.
post #10 of 16
Good luck! A male neuter is a fairly simple procedure so Ping should be back to his normal self very quickly. When I brought Mosi home from being neutered he bounced out of the carrier like nothing had happened.
post #11 of 16
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What precatious do you have to take with males and stitches?
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by Denice View Post
Patches was back to normal the next day. I picked him up that afternoon and he was still sleepy from the sedation. When I got up the next morning he was back to normal. It isn't invasive like a spay.
When we had Radar done that's exactly what happened, he was still woozy and was sitting down very carefully as though he was a bit sore, but the next day it was business as usual for him. He also had stitches in his abdomen from his hernia repair and even that didn't phase him in the slightest, he recovered and healed from both procedures very quickly.

I am sure he will be right as rain the next day

ETA in response to your last query, they usually don't have stitches, just surgical glue. It's a tiny incision
post #13 of 16
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I am nervous about all of it. Then again I am nervous about all things that involve surgery no matter who the person or animal is. All ready my stomach is acting up over all of it.
Ping, you will be so surprised how quickly your kitty will bounce back from the neutering procedure. The biggest part of the surgery is the anethesia, which will leave him groggy or sleepy for a few hours once he wakes up, but the surgery itself is not a big deal.

With both of my boys, I brought them home the next day, and they were back to themselves by the next evening. Just monitor Ping jumping on and off of heights for a couple of days...and really, he'll know his limits on what or what he shouldn't be doing. Neutering is really no big deal. Now, spaying a female is a bit more tricky, and females tend to have a much slower post-op recovery period, as the spay procedure is far more invasive than a neuter.

Good luck, and RELAX! You're doing a wonderful thing for Ping!
post #14 of 16
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I am nervous about all of it. Then again I am nervous about all things that involve surgery no matter who the person or animal is. All ready my stomach is acting up over all of it.

I didn't mention in my previous post, but when Radar was due for his surgery I didn't sleep well for a couple of nights beforehand and felt constant butterflies, and on the day while we were waiting for the time to come to call the vet to see what time we could pick him up, I was being physically ill with the worry of it all.

It is perfectly normal to be worried about any surgical procedure that any of our loved ones have to go to. It is a very small procedure for a male though, the vet does hundreds of them, and I am sure he will be fine.
post #15 of 16
I don't think Patches had any kind of stitches. He didn't have to go back to the vet anyway. He just had what looked like an X over each place where his testicles had been.
post #16 of 16
I am sure he'll be just fine. I know it's hard not to worry, but he will be just fine.
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