Aftercare:

*       Strict indoor confinement is required for 7 days. Discourage running, jumping, or rough play. If your cat jumps off of high areas, the incisions may open and bleed. The bleeding should be minimal and rest will help it stop. Pressure can be applied if the bleeding seems more profuse.

*       Use a pelleted litter (e.g. Yesterday’s News or Feline Pine), coarse cut oatmeal (not instant), or shredded paper for 5-7 days. Prevent access to clumping litter, clay, or sand as fine particles can get inside the incisions and cause infection.

*       Keep the incisions clean and dry (i.e. no baths) for 7 days. Monitor for licking or chewing at the incisions. A plastic restraint collar (E-collar) can be obtained from the clinic if your pet is licking or chewing the incisions.

*       If your pet has received IV fluids, you may notice an increase in urination for the next 8-12 hours.

Concerns – Signs to Watch For:

*       Redness, heat, swelling, or discharge from the incisions.

*       Vomiting, lethargy, & appetite loss.

*       Licking or chewing at the incisions.

*       Limping beyond 2 weeks post-surgery.

Recheck:

*       There are no sutures to remove.

*       If you have any concerns about the incisions, please call for an appointment.

 

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