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Old 19-04-2012, 13:08
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I know she is not going to be happy about having her collar on.

Any tips on helping her to get better after this? She has some treats and her favourite food but anything I can do to make her more comfy?

I felt horrible leaving her this morning and really hope that is all goes ok. She's my little shadow.
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Old 19-04-2012, 13:14
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It will be worse fro you than it is for her

My little Amber was done years ago now but I still recall the whole day, the long wait and the hisses I got when I collected her

She was eating and using her little tray within hours and back to herself within a few days, although she kept forgetting she couldn't lay on her shaven side bless her.

She didn't have a collar so that made it easier.

I am sure in a few hours you'll get the call to collect her and you'll see for yourself she'll be a bit woozy and she'll look sore but she'll be fine.
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Old 19-04-2012, 13:45
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I know she is not going to be happy about having her collar on.

Any tips on helping her to get better after this? She has some treats and her favourite food but anything I can do to make her more comfy?

I felt horrible leaving her this morning and really hope that is all goes ok. She's my little shadow.
I went through that last year. It was an agonsing wait, and I called the vets to see how she was a couple of times. Our cat pulled the collar off with the first 5 minutes of getting out of the pet carrier. She went mental, running into things, falling over as she was still somewhat disorientated. I couldn't get it back on and it stayed off. Make sure your cat is away from sharp objects if she is going to behave similarly.

Give her space, peace and quiet and lots of love and reassurance. Give her some fave treats to make it easier for your cat. It took about 6/8 weeks for the fur to return.

Don't worry your kitty will be just fine.
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Old 19-04-2012, 13:54
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Thanks, I am finding out soon I hope, I am trying not to hassle them! Hopefully picking her up at 3.30. Poor little thing!

Did you cat not try and bite its stitches?
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Old 19-04-2012, 13:59
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My Izzy was done last Friday. She didn't have a collar either and apart from licking at the stitches at first, they don't seem to have bothered her. She perked up in her carrier on the way home from the Vet and you wouldn't have known she'd had an operation once she got back !! It certainly was more of a worry for us than for her !!
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Old 19-04-2012, 14:32
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She's all fine. Picking her up in an hour
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Old 19-04-2012, 14:34
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If you're anything like me, I bet you can't wait to have her back
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Old 19-04-2012, 14:42
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Nope! Funny being at home without her trying to jump on the lap top keyboard.
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Old 19-04-2012, 14:45
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Thanks, I am finding out soon I hope, I am trying not to hassle them! Hopefully picking her up at 3.30. Poor little thing!

Did you cat not try and bite its stitches?

No she didn't bite them just licked them a bit and I tried to distract her as I was worried they'd open up. Luckily she didn't lick the shaven area much. She seemed to sleep a lot for the first 2 days after getting back from the vets and we had to coax her to eat and drink. Small amounts as she won't have eaten for hours and could be sick.
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Old 19-04-2012, 14:46
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Nope! Funny being at home without her trying to jump on the lap top keyboard.
Sounds as if your kitten is right as rain, i'm really pleased for you. It's hard not to worry about them.
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Old 19-04-2012, 14:56
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Thanks, I am sure she will have a bit of a grump but she's a good natured little thing so sure she'll be fine.

Thanks for all your comforting advise!
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Old 19-04-2012, 22:32
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She's good, playing with toys and being her usual self - but is HATING the lampshade, she has managed to get it off twice, the first time she had a good clean, then found the wound and started biting at it so I got it back on straight away. I am worried what will happen if she manages to pull it off when I am not here though. She's clever...
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Old 20-04-2012, 09:06
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Good luck. Martha is a tortie terror. She shot out of the carrier like a looney, jumped up on the extractor fan in the kitchen and burst her stitches. Back to the vets where they stapled the wound and gave me a loan of a puppy crate to keep her from jumping/climbing. Woke up in the morning to find she'd got her lampshade off and bitten her staples out so that was another trip to the vet.

Here she is giving me the Medusa stare from within the puppy crate.

Sums it up really...
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Old 23-04-2012, 20:54
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My kitten was spayed at six months old in October. Rather than fit her with a lampshade like collar, she was operated on from the left flank and apart from a bald patch for 2 months and minute stiches, was fine afterwards.
Although she is an indoor cat, the risks of not having her neutered are too big as she could escape when in season and be mated to a diseased cat and also the noise they make when in season is terrible.
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Old 23-04-2012, 22:14
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My kitten was spayed at six months old in October. Rather than fit her with a lampshade like collar, she was operated on from the left flank and apart from a bald patch for 2 months and minute stiches, was fine afterwards.
Although she is an indoor cat, the risks of not having her neutered are too big as she could escape when in season and be mated to a diseased cat and also the noise they make when in season is terrible.
I think that if you don't intend to breed from a cat, male or female, it's better to spay them anyway. We all know how much less complicated life is when you remove the complications of sex!
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Old 29-04-2012, 17:54
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I think that if you don't intend to breed from a cat, male or female, it's better to spay them anyway. We all know how much less complicated life is when you remove the complications of sex!
It also makes the cat less aggressive and likely to wander. Actually a week before she was done, she built a bed out of a newspaper and started guarding it, she must have started to get into season.
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Old 29-04-2012, 20:12
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Although she is an indoor cat, the risks of not having her neutered are too big as she could escape when in season and be mated to a diseased cat and also the noise they make when in season is terrible.
If she isn't spayed she is running a much higher risk of breast cancer and pyometria, plus quite a few female cats spray when calling.
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