I'm worried about getting my kitten neutered...?
I have just booked my British Shorthair kitten in to be neutered in about a month's time. By this time she will be six months old. I'm feeling really anxious about this, I'm sure this is normal but I was hoping someone would be able to put my mind at rest about the procedure/healing time/how your kitten has behaved after etc.
Thanks very much.
- BlackcatLv 710 年前最佳解答
Your feelings are perfectly natural, we all worry each time a cat needs some sort of surgical procedure,but no need to worry its a month away and if you worry from now until then you wont be well enough to nurse her better when the day comes,so relax or she will sense the tension and she needs to be stress free before having it done,
i know its not easy she is your kitten who is growing up,and your doing it for her long term health she is at an ideal age to be done,so before any anaesthetic is given to her the vet will check her over, such as heart beat and breathing and so on to be sure she is fit enough,so no need to worry but of course it just comes natural to us,
and while she is under the anaesthetic she will be monitored at all times, to be sure her breathing is stable and she has a good heartbeat and so on,if any problems they can reverse it quickly and bring her around, but complications are so rare its not worth worrying about it as they can wake her up safely,
and then she will be put in recovery, then you will get the call to say she is out of surgery and you can collect her that's the best feeling ever,but when you do get her she will be groggy don't be alarmed though it can be scary, i cried when i first saw a cat all drowsy,but within hours she was all alert my tears quickly dried as i tried to stop her climbing!
so my cats only had a small incision on the side and 3 stitches,the vet may give her a collar to wear to stop her biting at them,and they will give you an advice sheet on how to care for her,but its recommened that we only give light snacks, as with her being groggy she could vomit if she eats or drinks to much to soon,as being groggy she couldnt cough if she choked on her sick,
so for 24 hours its just light snack and a little to drink,then its watching in case she snags her stitches on things,and be carefull in case she tries to climb at first as she wont be able to judge very well with being drowsy,so if she has a climning frame hide it away for 24 hours as you dont want her tumbling,
so in 24 hours they are back to normal even if a bit sore,but after a week its as if they havent been for surgery,they heal so quickly its amazing just keep an eye on the wound for any discharge ect,and afterwards they are the same many worry about this but my cats were just as loving as ever,only difference was they were more homely as they were not interested in male cats,
so there you have it,you really dont have anything to worry about at all,i used to foster many cats so saw a lot being fixed, all sailed through it without problems,i though was a nervous with wreck trying to keep them still while they recovered!
hope i have put your mind at rest.參考資料： Always had british short hair cats,all fixed no problems, am in the UK.
- scotsladyeLv 610 年前
Well, you really don't have anything to worry about. Expect her to be groggy the day of the procedure. That is a reaction to the anesthesia and nothing to worry about. The vet should give you instruction on how to care for the incision site to make sure it doesn't get infected. Usually cats are up and around in a couple of days.
But, why wait another month. She is old enough now to be neutered. Actually, kittens 6 weeks old are neutered all the time. The earlier the procedure is done the quicker the recovery and the less traumatic to the animal. Also, at 6 months your cat may start going into heat the first time. It would be better to have it done before that happens. I suggest that you see if you can have the procedure done sooner.參考資料： Cat Volunteer with the Humane Society
- KittenKatLv 410 年前
before you take her to get fixed she shouldn't eat the day of or before. since she's a girl they'll remove her lady parts and then sew her back up. She'll have about a 3 in cut on her tummy and stiches so becarful when you pick her up...grab under her shoulders. when she gets back from the doctor/vet she'll be a little groggy and sleepy...it's normal....from all the drugs they had to give her. just let her rest and she'll be fine. She won't eat much so don't worry about that. The drugs make her tummy queasy so if she eats she might throw up....but once again totally normal. you may notice that she has a hard time walking and again this is from the drugs. the side effects wear off in about a week or so but she'll still be sore and healing. the vet should tell you when to bring her back to get he stiches removed. after that you should still be careful...about a week or so after the stiches are removed you can play with her : ) I know you may be scared but she'll be fine...if you have any other questions ask the vet : )
- 匿名使用者10 年前
I know how your feeling completely!! It's understandable you don't want her to have an invasive procedure which will make her feel tired and in some pain for a few days but it's the best thing to do for her and you as well.Our female cat got pregnant at only 7 months old,by the time our vet sent us a letter suggesting having her spayed,she was already pregnant!! She gave birth 3 1\2 weeks ago to a litter of 5,they are the cutest little angels ever born on this planet! Its quite a handful to look after mom and our other 2 cats (aged 11 and 6) but they keep me motivated.2 are lined up for homes and another man is interested,he owns a cattery and his cat recently died and he is thinking of getting two of ours.Were going to keep one.Our cat is getting spayed August 2nd.
Best of luck with your kitty,i bet she'll be fine!
- 匿名使用者10 年前
i have had my cats neutered and although i can understand you are worried as she is so cute and small, the younger they are when it is done the faster they heal and the likely hood of anything going wrong is lessened.
when i collected my cats from the vets they were just understandable a little groggy and just wanted to snuggle on the sofa and sleep when they got home. they were both 6 months old when i had them neutered and they didn't seem to be in pain, just tired.
after a few days they started to lick the wound and the vet recommended that they wore a funnel coller, however i didn't bother with this as it seemed to upset them having it on, and instead just moved their heads away from the wound whenever i saw them licking it.
they had dissolvable stitches put in, so once they were home they didn't need to go back to the vets to have them removed, they just dissolved themselves when it was healed.
i had no problems at all with my cats and would definitely advise people to get pets neutered as it stops them from marking their territory.
i hope it goes well for you, im sure she will be just fine!參考資料： cat owner (3)
- JELv 410 年前
Having your animal spaid, or neutered is the most common procedure done on animals, so there is little risk involved. Not to mention it improves the behavior of the cast, and it would be spraying all over the place. There are certainly risks involved with any operation, but since it is done so often the chance of any complications are exremely small.
- 10 年前
theres nothing to worry about, my kitten was neutered at 3 months. i got her after she was neutered for the SPCA. but she had those kind of stitches that go away by themselves, she had those for about 2 months, all you have to do is not let her jump to high things, it might hurt her. but yeah after about 2 months the hair started to grow back and she was fine, now she's 1 year old and is very happy. while she was healing she was her normal self, she played, slept fine, ate. she was still herself.參考資料： had a cat that got 'fixed'
- AliceLv 510 年前
Don't worry. I got my cat neutered younger than yours, and she was fine. There will be a shaved patch on her side where they have done the operation but this will grow back quickly. She should have no behavioural differences, although she may be less noisy (meow less) and less adventurous for a while.
- 10 年前
My cats had the op when they were the same age and they were great. A bit sleepy when they first woke up but within hours they were play fighting each other. Dont worry, she will be fine.
- 匿名使用者10 年前
After having it done she will probably want to hide away in a dark place for a while but will soon get over it.