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post #1 of 15
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My baby is being neutered tomorrow morning and I'm just wondering if there's anything in particular I need to do/know for when he comes home? I haven't done this before so I'm a little nervous
post #2 of 15
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Originally Posted by moxymom
My baby is being neutered tomorrow morning and I'm just wondering if there's anything in particular I need to do/know for when he comes home? I haven't done this before so I'm a little nervous

Hi there. I am sure that there are others on here that are much more experienced than me but here is my advice. When I had my punkin fixed, I brought her home and made a nice comfy bed for her to relax on and just made sure her food and water were easily within reach so she didn't have to jump to get it. She was totally fine and recovered quickly.
post #3 of 15
Hello! I just had Monte neutered last week. When we picked him up, they gave us some pain medicine for the next morning, told us to start him off eating a little soft food and told us "make " him take is easy for 3-4 days. Well.....by the time we got home he was ready to go! I think it was him being in a cage for the whole day! LOL We just refused to play with him and just gave him lots of love. To tell you the truth we could not even tell he had just been neutered, he was the same ol' Monte we know and love.
post #4 of 15
From what I learned here and read on the net, neutering is a real simple procedure. My guy was neutered on a Friday and we brought him home Saturday and other than an occassional licking you wouldn't have known the difference.

From what I was told all you have to watch for is that they don't start obsessively licking the area and that it doesn't start to ooze or turn red or get swollen. You can check with you vet on the things to watch for.

But really, it's a piece of cake! Good luck... I'm sure he'll be fine
Good vibes to you and your baby!
post #5 of 15
We have always just made sure they were in an enclosed, quiet area of the house and left them alone. Some vets give pain meds...but with the vets I have worked with and foster agencies...they say it is better that they do not have the meds so they are aware of the pain ...which in turn avoids playing and jumping too ruoghly and hurting themselves even more. They were already medicated for the procedure, so sleeping it off is what they need to heal.
post #6 of 15
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I'm just so nervous And his momma is missing him something horrible :P Don't think they're gonna forgive me for this one LMAO
post #7 of 15
They are given a pain med pre-op (which is usually a narcotic) and within about 15 minutes they are pretty happy about life. Butorphanol and cats go well together and now there is a study out that a pre-op injection of Metacam works for longer pain relief (Butorphanol wears of in about 4-6 hours), the cats we have used the Metacam with have been very happy in their visit with us.
post #8 of 15
I am sure the baby will forgive you , since he likely will never know what or how it happened....
post #9 of 15
Your sweetie will be just fine. Sounds like you have just one cat too and that makes it easier. My Lewis was ready to play as soon as he got home and the hardest part was keeping him "calm" like I was supposed to as he wanted to play with the other cats. Just take it easy, no rough stuff if possible for a few days and he'll be as good as new before you know it.
post #10 of 15
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Well, he's home and doing fine Restricting his activity though...pffttt..LOL His mom, who pined for him every second he was gone, now seems to hate him She hisses at him everytime he walks by her.
post #11 of 15
So glad he's doing well. And yeah, it's quite a joke to keep them calm at that age. As far as hissing mom goes, it's the vet smells. Do the vanilla thing, put a little under both their chins and at the base of their tails (top side)....it really does work, at least it does for me and it seems for many others too. I do that with new cats and everytime they come back from the vet. Makes them smell the same. I learned this trick from this site.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Grapegal45
So glad he's doing well. And yeah, it's quite a joke to keep them calm at that age. As far as hissing mom goes, it's the vet smells. Do the vanilla thing, put a little under both their chins and at the base of their tails (top side)....it really does work, at least it does for me and it seems for many others too. I do that with new cats and everytime they come back from the vet. Makes them smell the same. I learned this trick from this site.
I tried the vanilla thing but unfortunately it didn't make a lick of difference (pardon the pun). Now, not only is she hissing and pawing at him, she's growling...I'd never heard a cat growl before...sounds more like a rottie than a cat :O Tiger's been home just over 48 hours so I'm hoping this passes...and quickly
post #13 of 15
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Well It's been a week and Trixie is still being...ummm...a witch with a "B"....I'm thinking maybe the vet visit had nothing to do with it....that maybe the timing is purely coincidental and that she just wants Tiger to leave her alone while she's pregnant. Any thoughts? i tried seperating them but they both "howled" miserably until I let them back together...at which point, of course, Trixie started up again with the hissing and growling and pawing...
post #14 of 15
She is pregnant again? This is the same mother to the kitten you just had nuetered?
post #15 of 15
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She's about 6-7 weeks (we think) into her pregnancy...we didn't know she was pregnant when we adopted her. And yes, she is Tiger's mom.
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