Preparing to get cat fixed...

eleanorrigby

TCS Member
Thread starter
Kitten
Joined
Feb 9, 2017
Messages
16
Reaction score
6
Location
Las Vegas
Hello all!

My sweet Eleanor is an indoor eight month cat, and I'm scheduled to get her fixed next week. I'm so nervous, I don't want my baby in any sort of pain. :( Is there anything anyone can suggest I do to comfort her after the surgery, any tips to make the healing process smoother and anything I should look out for?

Thank you friends, I really appreciate it. 
 

neely

May the purr be with you
Veteran
Joined
Dec 22, 2005
Messages
10,184
Reaction score
18,164
Welcome to TCS! 
  Congrats on your new kitten, Eleanor.  Honestly it's been so long since I've had a cat fixed.  Most of mine are rescues and were already fixed when we adopted them.  However, rest assured that your vet will give you follow-up instructions.  It would be wise to make a list of questions ahead of time so that when you bring Eleanor in you won't forget to ask anything.  Best of luck, please keep us posted on her recovery. 
 

1CatOverTheLine

TCS Member
Top Cat
Joined
Feb 6, 2017
Messages
8,674
Reaction score
34,512
 
Hello all!

My sweet Eleanor is an indoor eight month cat, and I'm scheduled to get her fixed next week. I'm so nervous, I don't want my baby in any sort of pain. :( Is there anything anyone can suggest I do to comfort her after the surgery, any tips to make the healing process smoother and anything I should look out for?

Thank you friends, I really appreciate it. 
"Smoother," is one of the keywords.  During recovery, try to steer clear of 'fuzzy' fabrics like blankets for a time - at least until the incision has closed sufficiently so that bits of lint can't insinuate themselves and foster infection.  Best home remedy: a low laundry basket (the old-fashioned double-handled wicker sort works smashingly), with a flat pillow at the bottom and a satin or silk pillowcase works very well.  Silk won't pill, and the strength and thread count permit very little "fuzz" which might get into the incision.

If there's nothing about, splurge and buy a set - with an extra pillowcase for Eleanor.

.
 

LTS3

TCS Member
Staff Member
Forum Helper
Joined
Aug 29, 2014
Messages
13,987
Reaction score
12,045
Location
USA
You may find these helpful:

http://www.thecatsite.com/a/spaying-and-neutering-what-to-ask-before-the-surgery

http://www.thecatsite.com/a/spaying-and-neutering-what-to-look-for-after-surgery

An e-collar is usually not needed at all. If your cat keeps licking at the incision site you may need to put an e-collar on or put a small baby onesie (no need to snap the bottom up like you would for a Human baby. Can just cut the snap part off to allow the tail to move freely and the cat to use the litter box) or small dog t shirt on your cat to prevent her from licking.
 
Top