HOMECARE NOTES: AFTER CASTRATION


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•  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 he first comes home- he may not feel like eating much while not fully recovered from the anaesthetic. It is best to offer something he is used to that is not too rich, eg. Iams Kitten food.

•  Although cats are usually bright on the same evening, it may take a day or two before full recovery from general anaesthetic; if he seems to take any longer than this, please give the surgery a phone call.

•  It is a good idea to keep him inside for the next 10 days while the wound heals itself.

•  You should expect some degree of swelling in the area, however if the wound appears to be bleeding or infected or if your cat seems unwell, please contact us.

•  Don’t bathe your boy for the next 10 days while the wound heals.

•  Please note that licking the surgical area is normal and usually doesn’t cause problems.

•  If you have any other questions please feel free to phone us for advice!

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