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Neutering the Storm today - Questions

post #1 of 12
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This morning Storm was taken in to be Nutered. He was taken to a different vet, than the one that my parents took him to that gave him a 'clean bill of health' & his first set of boosters & his ear mite meds.

When my husband took him in with the records, the vet was shocked that the other vet did not 'worm' him, with him being a kitten & being an outdoor stray. So he is being wormed as well (& will worm him again I guess when we take him back there for his remaining shots... is that normal? I have not found anything strange about his feces... better safe than sorry I suppse... its only $10... but is this common?) ( again... remeber i've never had a kitten, I dont know what all must be done & what is normal and what is not)

I have been giving him his ear meds 2x's a day plus cleaning his ears 2xs a day... I thought I was doing a great job, getting some gunk each time I cleaned them... his ears looked FANTASTIC to me... Well when my husband took him in, the Vet swabbed them and got alot of black stuff Apparently I wasnt getting deep enough... So he is going to be doing an 'Ear Flush' on him. I was afraid to clean too deep, I didnt want to hurt his ears...

On the Nutering... a friend of mine will be picking him up at 1:00 and bringing him home to me. How long does it take for a kitten to recover from a Nuter? What I'm saying is, my plan was to start introductions after he recovers. I dont want him to get injured or anything.

Also, being on the ear mite meds for the 7 days and having the ear flush... will he be ok to be out & around my kitties?... I certianly dont want an ear mite outbreak in my house...
post #2 of 12
I would not do automatic worming. The vet should check first before giving meds (I would hope so!). A few days of keeping quiet and checking the incision to be sure there are no problems and its not irritated is fine. Maybe start intros by the end of next week.
post #3 of 12
One thing we've found is that when they come home, they may still be groggy. If so, put them in a box or something with fairly high sides so they won't hurt themselves running into walls, etc.
post #4 of 12
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Weird... well... they did deworm him (because I nor my husband knew any better & said go ahead when my husband brought him in and saw the vet with Storm)

When my friend brought him home, I took Storm upstairs, while he was gone I had used the opportunity of him being gone to clean my room, new sheets, clean comforter, cleaned the wood floors & tile in the bathroom, so he'd be in a nice clean room when he got back... 'anyway' when I brought him in the room, I opened his crate, he DARTED out, jumped right up onto the bed... I went over to sit next to him, he jumped up onto my shoulders (he does that...hes like a bird) & started to nuzzle my face & purr & then he jumped off and jumped off the bed and darted into the bathroom and started meowing... I knew he wanted food... I gave him food and he started chowing down...

WOW... no groggyness in this lil' Storm.

He was given 2 types of Pills. 1 that I'm supposed to give him 1/2 a tab once a day and one that I'm supposed to give him 1/2 a tab 2x's a day... HOW the heck am I SUPPOSED to give a cat a tablet?!?!
post #5 of 12
Good luck. I've had cats that were terrors with pills and other that were easy as pie. Try to get hubby to hold him tight in a towel and you open his mouth a little and push the pill down and stroke his throat till he swallows.

If that doesn't work, then crush the pill and mix it in a teaspoon of his fav canned cat food
post #6 of 12
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I think I like your 2nd answer better

I wouldnt have thought of that, thank you
post #7 of 12
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I opened his crate, he DARTED out, jumped right up onto the bed... I went over to sit next to him, he jumped up onto my shoulders (he does that...hes like a bird) & started to nuzzle my face & purr & then he jumped off and jumped off the bed and darted into the bathroom and started meowing...
I just brought Ricochet home today from his neuter, and he did the same thing. I thought he would be p-o'd at me and stay in "hiding" for awhile, but he jumped on my lap and purred like crazy! He was soooo happy to be home!


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I knew he wanted food... I gave him food and he started chowing down...
Ricochet ate like a little piggy, too. I always give my babies a tuna treat when I bring them home, for having to undergo such an ordeal.



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HOW the heck am I SUPPOSED to give a cat a tablet?!?!
Get one of those pill poppers from your vet. I absolutely love that thing, and it works really well.
post #8 of 12
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I've done it both ways now... in food, which he ate just fine & last night when I went upstairs to get the pills he was sleeping, I figured, he might not be up to eating some food right now... & he only has to take a 1/2 tab at night (in the AM its a 1/2 tab of 2 different pills) so I opened his mouth stuffed it in the back of his throat he swallowed is down & went back to sleep.

... boy that was easy... I got worked up over that one for nothing... lol.
post #9 of 12
As sweet and loving as Charlie is, he's one of my few "pill taking terrors". I thought it would be easy to give him the meds after the UTI!
post #10 of 12
How do female cats take to being spayed? Is it a worse ordeal is it easier on them? I have a kitten that's about 11 weeks old and I'll be taking her in to get spayed sometime in December or January.
post #11 of 12
I'm so glad everything with Storm is going fine! You deserve to have a good pill taker after the kittenish terrors you've already gone through!

Triv85 - I think spaying is generally harder on cats since it's more invasive - both of mine were very tender and sore for quite a few days afterward. It's so completely worth it though, so I'm willing to put them thorugh it to help them live happier lives!
post #12 of 12
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I've done it both ways now... in food, which he ate just fine & last night when I went upstairs to get the pills he was sleeping, I figured, he might not be up to eating some food right now... & he only has to take a 1/2 tab at night (in the AM its a 1/2 tab of 2 different pills) so I opened his mouth stuffed it in the back of his throat he swallowed is down & went back to sleep.

... boy that was easy... I got worked up over that one for nothing... lol.
After you give him his pill, wash it down with water in a syringe. It helps to wash the pill down easier.

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How do female cats take to being spayed? Is it a worse ordeal is it easier on them? I have a kitten that's about 11 weeks old and I'll be taking her in to get spayed sometime in December or January.

I've always had male cats so I don't know who it's harder on, but from what I've read, it's more difficult on the females b/c it's a more detailed surgery and requires more of a recovery time. With males it's a fairly simple procedure (in most cases, that is). But I reckon I'm about to find out, b/c we now have 4 female cats now, too.
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