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Kitten Spay/Neuter Question.

post #1 of 6
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I have kitten, who I plan to spay or neuter. He's a feral who I trapped, and I didn't want to pull him out of the trap to weigh him. I might do in anyhow, just to make sure he/she weighs enough.

I understand that I'm not supposed to feed or water a cat the night before the surgery. Does this also apply to a kitten? He's anywhere from 8-12 weeks. My guess is that he's around 10, but I'm not too experienced with kittens so I could be totally off. I don't want him to starve overnight. Please advise.
post #2 of 6
As per my vet - no food the night before. What time exactly varies from one vet to the next. I know that wasn't so useful.
post #3 of 6
Yes it applies to kittens as well, I was just talking with a friend about that this afternoon. She stops feeding the kittens at 7pm, they go to the vet first thing in the morning. She de-sexes at 10 weeks.
post #4 of 6
Yes, its applies to kittens too (Don't see why it wouldn't). The kitten will NOT starve over night.

My vet says stop at 9pm, and I drop off at 7 in the morning. SO its not a long time without food or water.
post #5 of 6
good morning. I just dropped of my Kizzi for her surgery.
The Vet said to stop feeding her at 8 pm and only give her a little bit of water.
She was hungry and looking for food when she woke up, but she only got water. i felt bad, but I did not want to feed her and then have complications during surgery.

Basically the same rules apply when it comes to surgery for humans and pets. No food after 8pm and only water.
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thank you for the replies. I didn't feed the kitten, but I felt guilty because it seemed hungry. I found out today that "it" is a "she"! And she's 3-4 months of age. She was spayed today and seems to be doing fine, other than diarrhea. Diarrhea can be a real pain, so I hope it clears up soon! She was also given her vaccinations and dewormed. That's a lot for a small kitty to go through!

Thank you all again, for the replies!
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