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helping a friend with a spay

post #1 of 11
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I helped a friend with a spay today. At the same time I took Tinker in to get RE-SPAYED (anyone remember that mess? my cat that was spayed and got pregnant? she hadn't been touched).

ANyway, I took both cats to the vet and got them both back today. The vet told me to leave them in their carriers until tomorrow.

Doesn't that sound a bit extreme? Why can't i let them out once the medicine wears off and they get their bearings back? they're just going to poop everywhere stuck in there?
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I helped a friend with a spay today. At the same time I took Tinker in to get RE-SPAYED (anyone remember that mess? my cat that was spayed and got pregnant? she hadn't been touched).

ANyway, I took both cats to the vet and got them both back today. The vet told me to leave them in their carriers until tomorrow.

Doesn't that sound a bit extreme? Why can't i let them out once the medicine wears off and they get their bearings back? they're just going to poop everywhere stuck in there?
Hmmm. Did he give you any pain killers for them? I would keep them confined if possible and something comfy to lay on. Like in the bathroom. Pooping and peeing is gonna hurt for a couple of days. They're not going to feel much like doing anything for at least the first 24 hours.

I think the vet was probably concerned about them exerting themselves and doing stuff like jumping.
post #3 of 11
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Actually the vet said he didn't want to prescribe pain relievers because it might induce the cats to do things they shouldn't be doing right now. That the discomfort will keep them staying still.
post #4 of 11
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I could tell tinker needed to relieve herself. i sure know my cats. I took her out of the carrier and sat her in the litter box and she started digging right away..

Poor little girl. Twice with the same pain!
post #5 of 11
Mine all got pain meds when they got spayed.
Meeko did have a lot of pain but still jumped off the table in the vets.
Sasha had a lapo spay which cost more but is worth it.
Do you ahe any big carriers?
I put them in a big carrier with a litter pan and food an water.
post #6 of 11
When we get our rescues speutered, the fosters homes always get some oral pain meds just in case it is too much for the kittens/cats to bear. Yes you don't want them feeling SO good that they jump around, but you don't want them crying either.

I'm thinking that if the carriers are not that big, let them use the carriers to rest in and put food, water and litter pan VERY close by. They are not going to feel much like moving around.

Hopefully, they will both pee and poop within 24 hrs. If their guts don't start moving, I would contact the vet.

Having been "spayed" myself ... I can tell you it's not much fun.
post #7 of 11
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Well like I said, Tinker already went to the bathroom and she's ok. The friend picked up her cat. well her roomate did, so it's just tinker and wilbur here. I let tinker out but i am REALLY watching her. She's not trying to move around much, i layed her on her favorite blanket and she's fine. No crying yet. but if she does I'll call the vet's office tomorrow and get some.

I have to take Wilbur in next week to find out what's wrong with his seizure type things, so one at a time we'll all be healthy soon!
post #8 of 11
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Poor little baby
post #9 of 11
When I get my outside kitties spayed they say to leave them in the carrier over night, but I thought it was just because their body couldn't regulate it's temperature after surgery.
post #10 of 11
My vet did not give me pain meds for the kitties. He said they would probably not move around or eat much for a day, but he didn't say anything about confining them. The three kittens bounced out of the carrier like they didn't know anything had happened to them. (Hmm. Hope there's not another Tinker saga in the making). The three adult cats didn't move quite as fast, but two of them were eating well by the first evening. Shareena obviously didn't feel well. She had a reaction to the sutures and probably an infection. 24 hours on an antibiotic and she was tearing around the house like her usual self. I was afraid she was going to rip the stitches out. I'd say as long as Tinker is eating a little and using the litter box, she's probably better off without the pain med.
post #11 of 11
Hey, JT? How's Tinker feeling this morning? Is she eating or drinking anything? Pooped yet?
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