I had Lua spayed last week on Tuesday. She came home on Wednesday morning, so she's been home a week. The first few days, she was ouchy and kind of stiff legged, but very snuggly. You could tell she wanted to play, she was sniffing everything, playing with her mouse, etc. Normal appetite (although I only gave her a tiny bit that first day). I could pick her up (I was very careful) like always. After the first day or two, she seemed to be back to normal. Wrestling with the kitten, batting toys around, and so on. I did my best to keep her from running and jumping around, but I could only limit so much. I was giving her the pain meds that the vet gave me once a day for the first three days.
Well just in the last two days, she's been acting odd. Her incision looks normal, she licks it some, but it doesn't look infected or anything. Still a normal appetite, etc. But she's been very antisocial which is unlike her. She makes a "put me down NOW" meow when I try to pick her up, I used to be able to pick her up, hold her on her back, toss her over my shoulder and everything else. Now I can only hold her for a moment. When the kitten tries to wrestle with her and she did the same "get away from me" meow, she actually hissed. Again, I have NEVER seen her hiss. As I'm typing this, I'm about to separate them since I'm afraid of a catfight starting. These two were best buds.
She has basically spent the last two days sitting with her tail curled around her and glaring. She doesn't look especially relaxed, just withdrawn. Could she be in pain from the surgery still? I have heard of cats changing personalities after being fixed....is this just the new Lua? Has my cuddly sweet kitty turned into a cranky antisocial creature. She's the crankiest she's ever been this afternoon.
I was told to bring her back to the vet 10 days after the surgery to make sure her incision is healing correctly and I'll be asking them. I was just wondering if anybody else has had this happen. A sweet kitty turning into a witch after being spayed
That would break my heart.