HELP!! my cat just got spayed today and since ive brought her home, she's urinated and ate a bit..the only problem is..s

the only problem is shes hissing at me and this is not like her, she doesnt want to be touched ..and i have to rub poroxide on the wound every day, im scared..im scared my baby is tramatized and never going to forive me...also, the doctor said not to let her jump or run, how do i provent this when im at work?

Asked by Pompeii on Dec 31st 2008 Tagged spray, depression, aggression in Emergencies & First Aid
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Cow and Bahji

She's probably still sore and uncomfortable from the surgery. Mine were a little grouchy for a couple days when we brough ours home but they're fine and normal now. Is there any reason why you have to put peroxide on the incision? Our vet pretty much told us to leave it alone and make sure the kitties don't fuss with it and inspect it every so often to make sure it was healing ok. They said touching it or messing with it could make it worse and to go to them with any concerns. Don't worry about preventing her jumping or running, once she feels well enough to do such things she will, she won't do it untill she feels better. If you're very concerned you can keep her in one room while you're gone as long as there is food, water and a litterbox in the room. If she doesn't act any better soon or if her incision oozes, looks very red (it'll be slightly red normally for a few days) or if she tries to mess with it too much contact your vet to make sure that there's no complications

Cow and Bahji answered on 12/31/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer

Sassy (2001-2012)

Cats always feel lousy from the anesthetic after they are spayed and are often grumpy and hissy at first. She should start feeling better soon and become more friendly again so don't worry as she'll forgive you. If she's eaten a bit already it sounds like she is starting to recover well.

To stop her running and jumping too much you could try shutting her in a room on her own while you are at work. See how she does tonight and unless she's charging around playing with Rome she'll probably be fine while you are at work.

Just keep an eye on her wound to make sure its healing and there's no redness or swelling as that could indicate an infection. If anything looks odd just call your vets office to get their opinion and make sure its OK.

Sassy (2001-2012) answered on 12/31/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer

Izadore (Izzie)

I'm with Cow and Bahji. Why do you have to put peroxide on the incision? I've had experience with many animals who've been spayed and never heard of that before. Also, vets always say "don't let them run or jump" and mine always have with no bad consequences. Now, if Pompeii is a maniac, you may want to close her in a small room while you are gone. The only thing you should really be worried about, if she has exterior stitches, is her licking or pulling at them. She may have to have one of those plastic white hats if she does (an "e-collar). Animals live in the moment and your kitty will "forgive" you. She won't hold a grudge! She will live longer and be healthier because you've been a responsible pet owner and had her spayed. If you feel guilty, buy her a can of special food or treats...!

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 1/1/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer