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I got my kitten spayed yesterday, they didn’t want me to put a cone on her as it would stress her out. I haven’t noticed any excessive licking. She is still eating and drinking well and I’ve been trying to prevent her from jumping and and playing as much as possible but she is 9 months old 😂


Does it look ok?
 

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Looks fine.
There are other options beside cones. A onesie (they make them for pets) is what we used. We also have used a soft "cone"
It's much better to keep one on as much as you can, particularly when you can't keep an eye on her.

This is the one we used. It can flip up or down so the potential for the cat to have better field of vision is possible. I'd take it off for her to eat her meals. Used it also when she had surgery on one of her paws.

SUNGROW Post-Surgery Soft Cone Dog & Cat Recovery Collar, Pink, Medium - Chewy.com
 

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Hi! I have not dealt with this in a while (try 15 years - LOL), but I agree that looks fine to me. I have never had to use any form of cones for any surgeries, and never had an issue. But, as said above, if you are worried or don't feel you can keep an eye on her, then try something the cone shown above.
 

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That looks like a neat job. Cant tell if there are external stitches from the photos, I think so, but there will be internal ones too. As long as she isnt excessively licking the site and you are stopping her jumping (good luck with that) she will be fine.
 
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Hi! I have not dealt with this in a while (try 15 years - LOL), but I agree that looks fine to me. I have never had to use any form of cones for any surgeries, and never had an issue. But, as said above, if you are worried or don't feel you can keep an eye on her, then try something the cone shown above.
Thank you!! 😊
 
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Looks fine.
There are other options beside cones. A onesie (they make them for pets) is what we used. We also have used a soft "cone"
It's much better to keep one on as much as you can, particularly when you can't keep an eye on her.

This is the one we used. It can flip up or down so the potential for the cat to have better field of vision is possible. I'd take it off for her to eat her meals. Used it also when she had surgery on one of her paws.

SUNGROW Post-Surgery Soft Cone Dog & Cat Recovery Collar, Pink, Medium - Chewy.com
I will definitely look into getting one of those. Thanks!! 😊
 
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That looks like a neat job. Cant tell if there are external stitches from the photos, I think so, but there will be internal ones too. As long as she isnt excessively licking the site and you are stopping her jumping (good luck with that) she will be fine.
Thank you!! My first cat I adopted was already spayed when I got her so this is my first time and I’m just overly anxious about it lol. I’m not too sure about stitches they said they used a surgical glue and of course not to allow her to excessively lick the incision for that reason as well.
 

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The glue will be the external stitches, the internal ones are disolvable. If you have any concerns about the wound you can always send a photo to your vet for his opinion.
 
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she seems to be healing well, I am concerned about this pouch she has
 

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she seems to be healing well, I am concerned about this pouch she has
Looks like she may have developed a seroma, fluid under the incision. Nothing to be too concerned about - it will eventually go down but always good to let the vet know. You can apply warm compresses to her belly for about 5-10 minutes a few times a day to help it go down, if, she'll let you.
 
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Looks like she may have developed a seroma, fluid under the incision. Nothing to be too concerned about - it will eventually go down but always good to let the vet know. You can apply warm compresses to her belly for about 5-10 minutes a few times a day to help it go down, if, she'll let you.
Thank you!! I will definitely try that, it’s hard stopping a kitten from being a kitten but it’s not hard or anything and the incision hasn’t had any issues so I think she’s healing well.
 
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