HOMECARE NOTES: AFTER STITCHES


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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 they first comes home- cats may not feel like eating much while not fully recovered from the anaesthetic. It is best to offer something they is 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.

•  Don’t allow your cat outside until the stitches have been removed.

•  Removal of stitches should take place 10 days after surgery. Please call Paddington Cat Hospital to make an appointment or use our online service!

•  If the wound seems swollen, red or infected or if your cat seems unwell, please contact us.

•  Don’t bathe your cat while the stitches are in.

•  If your cat starts to bite at the stitches, she may need to wear a special collar to prevent her from getting to them. 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 a problem giving the medications, please phone us immediately.

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

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