22 May Caring For Your Cat After Surgery
Each cat is likely to have at least one operation during their little lives. So, the post operation concerns of a cat is something every cat owners needs to know.
There’ll be about ten days post-surgery before you have to take your kitty back to have the sutures eradicated, and a little special attention will make that time more comfy and less stressful for your moggy.
Dr. Terry Wood, a holistic/integrative vet in Mustang, Oklahoma, has that recommendation for persons taking their cats home from a surgical operation:
The cat needs a warm resting place, afar from other furry friends. Kids, and anybody else who could potentially upset the cat, should also be kept clear. Fine Quality food and, as constant supply of fresh water, are additional requirements to make them feel happy and loved.
He chooses to control pain with photonics treatment, a type of acupuncture that uses a red light, although most vets manage using drugs. “I have attempted to use drugs and cats don’t put up with them quite well,” he states.
“Cats respond differently to virtually every drug than any other creature and although they are generally quite responsive to drugs. It is very easy to overdose and put your feline in a bad situation, which is one of a lot of reasons why I look to non-drug treatment to support them.”
So how can you tell if your feline is not recovering as well as they should? Some warning signs to seek are inflammation (specified by redness, heat, swelling, hurt, and loss of function), diarrhoea, vomiting, or perhaps a smelly discharge, particularly of pus, from the slit.
If you see any of these, you have to call the vet ASAP
Outside cats have less inclination to get in fights after their operations, cutting the chance of further infections or complications. You also get joy from sharing the home with a relaxed cat so you’ve got to see that as a plus.
So, with a warm, calm place to himself, an alert owner, and a little special attention, the cat must will on their way to recovery.
Another great idea, is to consider buying them a lovely cosy cat house or a cat bed where they can get a bit privacy and get themselves fully fighting fit again, whilst also allowing them to spend their recovery period in comfort.