Cat after surgery: how to care
Sometimes our younger brothers need surgically surgery: relatively harmless sterilization (castration) to abdominal surgery, necessary to save the life of the animal. Cat after surgery needs your special attention and proper care. What you need to know the owner on post-operative care for a cat?
Pre-take care to protect the stitches after the surgery. After abdominal surgery to protect the cat wear special poponku. Better to buy another and a spare that was replaced. If wearing poposki not supposed to, but you are afraid that the cat will be to lick the wound, purchase so-called an Elizabethan collar .
Also need to find a place where you put the cat. Preferably, the cat was lying on the floor. The fact is that when the cat after the operation departs from anesthesia, the phase of excitement begins. If the cat lies on the dais, it can jump off and get injured. For the same reason, it is necessary to block the cat from accessing all the places where it can hide, and then it will be hard for you to get it.
Your chosen area for cats must be protected from drafts. First, lay an oilcloth on the floor (you can use special diapers, where the lower side is oilcloth, and the upper one - cloth). On top, it is desirable to cover the floor with a cotton cloth. It is also worthwhile to prepare a blanket or blanket to cover the cat if necessary.
While the cat after surgery not recovered from anesthesia, you need to constantly keep an eye on her. so maybe you should get ready for a couple of sleepless nights. If possible, involve household members and take turns in turns, so it will be easier for you, and the cat will be under supervision.
After anesthesia, the temperature of the body is usually lower in cats. Therefore, it must be measured regularly. The temperature of the body in cats is measured rectally, for a more convenient and safe introduction, the tip of the thermometer should be lubricated with petroleum jelly (in extreme cases, you can take a baby cream). Normal body temperature in cats is 38-39.5 °.
If the temperature is lowered, the cat warm by using heating pads. But if the temperature has risen to normal within one hour, immediately contact your veterinarian. If the temperature is below 37°, the cat also need to impose the warmers and contact a vet immediately! And do not apply a heating pad to joints, it can trigger inflammation .
After surgery you will have to handle the seam. Advance purchase of dressing material (sterile wipes), antiseptic and medication for the lubrication of joints after treatment. Treating wounds with iodine and brilliant green is impossible! Preferred antiseptics are hydrogen peroxide (3%) or an aqueous solution of chlorhexidine. The state of the seams should be carefully monitored. If the skin around the stitches is dark or swollen, or if there are purulent discharge, you should immediately contact the veterinarian!
If the doctor prescribed some medicine, and give them to the cat strictly according to instructions. For example, antibiotics should be given at regular intervals and certainly full course, incomplete antibiotic treatment can have a negative impact on health. If you thought that after some kind of medicine the cat is getting sick, contact the veterinarian and ask them to replace the drug.
You should also change the diet of the animal. Cat after surgery should eat diet food that easy to digest. If before the operation the cat was fed with dry food, it is possible to give it canned food from the same producer (unless the veterinarian has prescribed another special food). If the cat was fed "naturalka", at first it is possible to give her baby meat meals (only not from pork).
The first two days after surgery appetite can be reduced, this is normal. If on the third day the appetite is not back to normal, call the doctor. In cases where a cat persistently refuses to eat, can supply fluids to prevent depletion.
Also the first two days, the cat may experience vomiting. this is due to the slow action of the bowels after anesthesia. This is normal, but if vomiting continues for a long time, and the cat is not getting better, you must go to the vet. Also be careful as a cat goes to the toilet. Consult a doctor if there is no urination within 24 hours. And if within three days there was no defecation, you need to give the cat a little (2-3 ml) of vaseline oil.
In General, while the cat is recovering from surgery, you should always be "at hand" vet to contact if something goes wrong. If the clinic where the cat operated, operates round the clock call back. If not — ask for the phone number of the attending physician. Remember, it is better to be safe!
How quickly will recover the cat operation depends on the owner. Give your pet the love and care and it will repay you a hundredfold!
After sterilization on the 5th day, the cat attacked her daughter, tore her whole head, her face, hands, her back is now constantly attacking her, hissing, wriggling like a snake. They were at the Vetenaar, they said there was no rabies, but if she went hunting she was lost. It is necessary ottdavat, change her situation. And no pills, spray, rustling cans will not help.
In the light of the fact that animals and people respond equally to such drugs, there is a way to calm the aggressive cat. To do this, you need to add to her food crushed pills motherwort. The course is 7-10 days. Can be longer.
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