• Keep your cat in a warm sheltered spot for the first 24 hours
with a litter tray, food and water within easy reach.
• Offer only a small amount of food when your cat first comes
home- cats may not feel like eating much while not fully recovered
from the anaesthetic. It is best to offer something they are used
to that is not too rich.
• Although cats are usually bright on the same evening, it may
take a day or two before full recovery from general anaesthetic;
if it seems to take any longer than this, please give the surgery
a phone call.
• Drain removal should take place 3-5 days after surgery. Please
call us to make an appointment.
• Removal of stitches should take place 10 days after surgery.
Please call us to make an appointment. Your cat should not be
allowed outside until these stitches are removed.
• If the wound seems swollen, red or infected or if your cat seems
unwell, please contact us.
• It is important that the points where the drain enters the skin
are kept clean by gently moving the drain once a day to prevent
scab formation. This is because the drain works by allowing debris
to flow out of the wound by passing down the outside of the drain.
• Don't bathe your cat while the drain and/or stitches are in.
• If your cat starts to bite at the drain or stitches, your cat
may need to wear a special collar to prevent pulling the stitches
out too early. Please call us. Please note that licking the
stitches is normal and usually doesn't cause problems.
• Please give all medications as directed.
• If you have any other questions please feel free to phone us for
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