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Extremely stubborn cat post-spay

post #1 of 8
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Okay so Aya got spayed. Knowing her temerament, I kind of expected this was going to happen, but I was hoping it wouldn't. She won't leave her incision alone.

they warned me when she left the Vet's that she's been after her stitches already and advised me to put clothes on her, or buy a collar.

I opted for the clothes. Went home and tried to get a baby shirt and a large stocking like legwarmer over her to no avail. Talk about fight!

So, I left her alone and in no time at all she was pulling on her stitches! Thank god there's only 3...

So, back in the carrier and 20minutes later through rush-hour traffic we got fitted for a 'conehead', nice clear plastic e-collar.

She was terrified the 2nd time in the car. Apparently now she thinks this means bad things...

Back home she spent 20 frantic minutes walking in reverse, bonking into things and then rolled over on my bed and kicked her way out of it! mind you she's still running and jumping on things like nothing happened otherwise.

I don't know what I'm going to do tomorrow when I have to go to work.

and then I had to give her an antibiotic pill in the eve. Well, i thought I was an expert on cat pilling, but she fought hard, sit it up countless times and broke it in many pieces. I don't know how much actually got in the cat....
post #2 of 8
Oh dear,

you've certainly have had a hard time there.

If I were you I'd leave the collar on when you go to work an put her in a room with no chairs or tables in the way that could get her caught up with the cone.

Cats don't like cones and tend to walk backwards but she'll probably have gotten use to ist by now?

I wish you all the best and get well soon Aya


regards,

Christine
post #3 of 8
Oh I am so sorry!I would crate her with food water and a litter box (or confine her to a small bathroom) while you are not at home.Also as fart as the pills go, they sell these things that help you administer a pill to a cat.I will try to find one and give you the link to the site.Good luck!
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Originally Posted by cjh27 View Post
Oh dear,

you've certainly have had a hard time there.

If I were you I'd leave the collar on when you go to work an put her in a room with no chairs or tables in the way that could get her caught up with the cone.

Cats don't like cones and tend to walk backwards but she'll probably have gotten use to ist by now?

I wish you all the best and get well soon Aya


regards,

Christine
I wish. She popped the cone off in 10minutes flat. I wish I could lock her in a spare room but I have a studio apt. and I can't even fit her litter box in the bathroom, its a split Japanese style.
post #5 of 8
I hope things improve.
post #6 of 8
did you try asking your vet for liquid painkillers or antibiotics? My cat had an emergency spaying last month and we requested liquid because she is the hardest cat to give a pill to.
post #7 of 8
Sending prayers and vibes that Aya calms down and that she heals rapidly....bless you for being so patient
post #8 of 8
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UPDATE:

We've had 2 followup visits. Once she pulled out the middle stitch which was already loose she learned to leave it alone. At the first follow-up I mentioned the pilling problem and they gave me the rest of her antibiotics in powder for to put on her food or make into a liquid and syringe her.

Today we had our last followup. After getting really frantic in the car. They removed her 2 remaining stitches. said everything looks good and sent us home.

As a bonus they had an english translation of her bloodwork results pre-spay for my records. She is neg for FIV and FELV! Good news!
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