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Kizzy got neutered :)

post #1 of 13
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Finally

Most of this post is just my happiness but I'll list any questions at the bottom.

Kizzy is a 9mos old ragdoll, whom came to live with me in Dec. at 5mos old.... unfortunately he came to me with a URI and ringworm... and has continued with URI's since then. He had 2 shots of conevia(sp), the last being ummm 2-3wks ago. So we booked the neuter because I wanted to get him in asap but neither my vet nor myself wanted him neutered while sick.

He's still sneezing but we went ahead with the neuter and he's recovering fine. I am soooo happy that he got it done. I think he was starting to get hormonal (stronger smelling urine, different meows, etc.) so I think we got it in time (meaning prior to him feeling the need to mark his territory, etc.) I am just really happy.

I brought him home yesterday (he went in at 8am, I picked him up at 5:30pm) and put him in one room to let any anesthetic wear off. The only thing I was told was to keep the area dry (ex. no baths) and to not let him jump to or from high places.

What I was not told is for how long. Can anyone tell me approx. how long I want to keep it dry and limit his jumping?

He doesn't really jump high.... the highest would be from the floor to my bed. Aside from that, we have a flight of stairs and he jumps onto the couch, onto where he eats and the one litter box he uses has higher than normal sides (its a rubbermaid bin) that he has to climb up and into.

Do you think I should change the high sided litter box for some time so he's not stretching out the area in question?

Thx for reading and any tips.
post #2 of 13
High for cat that age would be like 4 feet. Up on a bed, couch, or litterbox should be no problem at all.

About 3 days should be all it will take. I've seen some come back from the vet, hit the floor on the bounce out of the carrier and never show any signs of pain or discomfort. Some are a little slower. Watch the area for signs of infection. I've seen at least one nasty one that could have been life-threatening.
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks

I kept him in a room overnight, then let him out the evening after.... He's doing fine, no apparant pain or anything....

post #4 of 13
Good news!
post #5 of 13
Yay Kizzy!

Poppy is scheduled for the snip snip on 4/27.
post #6 of 13
Yay!! Congrats that it all went smoothly and that you got it over with!!
My vet told me to limit activity for 7 days and advised to keep him in a confined area ...I think they say this because some cats are indoor/outdoor so they want to make sure people keep their cats in. I kept Jake in the bathroom for 24 hours because he came home acting so crazy and hyper, I think he was hallucinating from the anesthesia and was running and trying to play with things constantly. After 24 hours I let him go wherever he wants inside the house just made sure I'm not playing with da bird or laser pointer so he doesn' t have to jump much.
post #7 of 13
Oh, I didn't see this thread!

Congrats on getting Kizzy neutered
How's he feeling today?
post #8 of 13
I don't see how he would be getting wet down there?

I'm glad he's neutered. Some cats do still start spraying after neutering though and it will probably take a while for his hormones to settle down.
post #9 of 13
Yay for Kizzy! How is he doing today?
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats View Post
I don't see how he would be getting wet down there?

I'm glad he's neutered. Some cats do still start spraying after neutering though and it will probably take a while for his hormones to settle down.
As in no baths is what they meant by saying keep it dry Luckily he's had no poo issues as I've been limiting the wet food till he's healed up to avoid any dingleberries in his britches

Thx for all the comments, it is indeed a relief to have it done.

He's fine as far as that area goes......unfortunately it has seemed to bring on some URI symptoms since the neuter (sneezing boogers again, watery eye) so we're back to the vet next week and if he's over it, I'll get his boosters, and if he's not over it, I'll get them to culture his boogers.

so frustrating, but at least i was able to get the neuter done. The shots I'm not too worried about...he's had the first batch, he's an indoor cat and my dog is fully vaccinated.
post #11 of 13
Oh Ok! LOL! How often do you need to bath him?
post #12 of 13
I think its so much easier for the boys. I had so much trouble trying to keep Blossom from Jumping.
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats View Post
Oh Ok! LOL! How often do you need to bath him?
Haven't had to recently.... just depends on his stool. I never did end up getting his britches trimmed prior to my surgery, so I've been keeping the wet food at a minimum to avoid soft stools that like to leave streaks in his fur that need washing.

His tummy is getting better now tho. One wet food that I've continued feeding, and he hasn't had any poo in the fur in a few wks

There was one week that I had to bath his butt 3 times

Aside from poo issues, I'd like to only bath him once every 1-2mos or so and that's cuz I'm selfish. I love the smell of his fur after I bath him, and it looks so nice and shiny and soft. (moreso than normal)
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