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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Well, I really don't know how to do an actual poll, so I'll just ask the question:

When your cat was nuetered, did he have stitches, staples or nothing at all?

I ask because I just had Murphy nuetered fri Dec.16 when I picked him up I asked if I needed to bring him back to take out the stitches, and they said he did'nt have any. This is my first nueter so I am not familiar with the "norm" for this.

post #2 of 14
It was quite a long time ago for our cats, but I think they used tissue glue on our boys when they were neutered, instead of stitches.
post #3 of 14
I added a poll for you.

When Trent was done not quite 6 years ago, they used tissue glue on him as well. No stitches or staples.
post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks Heidi ! I don't know how to do anything
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by chichismom
Thanks Heidi ! I don't know how to do anything
Sad thing is....I don't remember. I do vounteer at the feral cat clinc and I believe they use glue and disolving stitches.

Katie
post #6 of 14
The only cat I remember was our kitty Tigger and they used stitches..and that was back in the late 80's
post #7 of 14
My boys had nothing. My vet said that the skin there does not suture (sp?) well, so it's better to just not do anything & let it heal on it's own.
post #8 of 14
Buster had nothing at all. When you adopt a cat from the Humane Society here, you get a coupon for a free spay or neuter. Since it was covered, we used the laser surgery, because you don't need stitches, and it's supposed to heal faster.
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by Rang_27
My boys had nothing. My vet said that the skin there does not suture (sp?) well, so it's better to just not do anything & let it heal on it's own.
Bijou's was the same - they basically just pushed the two pieces of skin together and let it heal naturally.
post #10 of 14
We had Pushy done with laser, and he didn't have stitches.
post #11 of 14
Nowadays, the incision is so small it doesn't need anything and heals up within a few days. The only problem I've found when my boys were neutered was that they were extremely indignant and kept giving me strange looks
post #12 of 14
I can't remember with Mayhem.. that was a long time ago... and Jack and Az were neutered before I got them.

Johnny definately had stitches, but that could be because his was a more thorough surgery since he had an undecended testicle that they had to go "looking" for.

But when I just took Tryon in for her spay, they used three teeny little staples. Really, if you didn't know better, you'd just think I had her navel pierced The vet said they usually use surgical adhesive only, but didn't on her because she's turning into a little chublette and the fat padding on her belly would have put too much strain on the adhesive.

I'm thinking surgical adhesive is probably what they used on your cat...
post #13 of 14
Boys had no stitches at all.

The incision is less than an inch long and only the skin is cut (no muscles or anything else). It's actually well on the way to healing in 24 hours. So nope, no stitches. Sometimes a little surgical glue for a very "well-endowed" tom, but that's it.
post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thank you guys soo much!!!! I am such a worry-some meowmy LOL it just did'nt sound normal to me, but I guess it is the norm Murphy recovered very quickly too BTW
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