Need advice - just got my cat spayed

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Kurie @mchsi.com>:
I just picked my kitty up from the vet today after having her spayed. The vet said she can't be around my other cats (I have 3 others), and she can't jump up on anything for 10 days. I don't want to keep her in the crate for
10 days, but I don't want her to hurt herself jumping on and off the bed inmy room, where I am keeping her. What can I do? How long should I leave her in the crate? Also, she can't walk around very well. She kinda crawls real low to the floor, and wobbles a bit. Is that because her tummy hurts from the surgery? If so, what kind of pain killers can I give her that are safe for animals? Thanks!
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Nadine:
[nq:1]I just picked my kitty up from the vet today after having her spayed. The vet said she can't be ... rom the surgery? If so, what kind of pain killers can I give her that are safe for animals? Thanks![/nq]
We tell people to try and keep them quite, but after the first day it's almost impossible to do so. We don't advise crating them nor do we tell them to keep them away from their housemates. Most of ours are up and acting normal by the next morning. (we call all of our surgeries the next morning). Once the anesthetic is out of her system she'll be able to jump and play as usual. She's probably still woozy from the anesthetic and that's why she's wobbly. If your vet didn't send her home with any pain meds. there's nothing OTC I would recommend you giving. Most likely she'll be much improved by morning. :-)
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Mary:
[nq:1]I just picked my kitty up from the vet today after having herspayed. The vet said she can't be around ... tummy hurtsfrom the surgery? If so, what kind of pain killers can I give her thatare safe for animals? Thanks![/nq]
I was never told this by my vet and my cat did fine regarding jumping on things. However, I had no other cats. I think I would just keep her in my bedroom and make her a little bed near yours with her box and food an water across the room. I don't think she needs drugs, just give her love. :-) Congrats to you for doing the right thing and spaying your baby. She will be fine.
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Iso:
Kurie,
I had the same problem a few months ago. I ended up leaving my cat in the cage for almost 7 days, only taking her out to be fed. It's not at all cruel, or inhumane to leave her in the cage until you notice improvement. The stitches that the vet administered is the reason your cat is to be isolated. It's not a matter of the cat hurting herself; it's a matter of the stitches becoming infected. If the stitches do become infected, then there is going to be a whole other issue at hand. Do yourself and your cat a favor and leave her in the cage for a few days. That way you only have one problem to deal with.
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Matt:
We have two cats, when the female got spayed we tried to keep here seperate from the other cat but it actually made things worse. She got agitated and wanted to get out of the room that we prepared for her. Instead of resting she started scratching and jumping against the door. I am not sure what your cats attitude is towards caging/crating but my cat would go bonkers if I crate her and she would probably hurt herself. Kitty was pretty much back to normal (including jumping) after a couple of days and the incision (1 inch) was healed after about 2 weeks. If you do let her interact with other cats you have to keep her under supervision at all times to make sure no rough playing occurs.
However, if it doubt it is probably best to follow your vets instructions.
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