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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-14-2004, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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Going to have my kitten spayed next week...

the secretary told me to not feed my kitten any food or water after midnight... she's gonna be so whiny the following morning!

anyhow, is it mandatory to buy any antibiotics or medication after the spay?
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Typically, the post-op medication is included with the cost of the procedure.

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None of my females was given an antibiotic. I hope all goes well.




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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-21-2004, 03:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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only 3 more days! any advice on how the cat should be fed or treated after i pick her up from her surgery for the following days? should i make sure that her litter is completely replaced or should I leave it as is (still usable condition of course) so that she would be familiar with the scent?

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I wouldn't worry too much about the litter. She'll be pretty whacked out for a few days. You'll need to watch that she doesn't pick at the incision and try to remove the stitches too soon. Are you having the pre-op bloodwork done?

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nope, i'm not familiar with that. is that important?
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kinda, they check for kidney and liver function to make sure they can handle the anestesia. Costs about $40, maybe your vet doesn't routinely recommend it

I always have it done.

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-23-2004, 02:17 AM
 
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My Domino is getting spayed on the 29th. I'll miss not having her here for the one night! I'll be glad to get her done though, then all 6 of my babies will be fixed. Poor Domino doesn't even know what's coming up for her next week. Poor baby...
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so did u guys really not feed ur cats the night before surgery? im guessing it's for the anesthetics(sp)?
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Yes, it is very important. There will be complications if they don't fast. Everytime I have one going under, I have to take up food and drink for all of mine, they take it remarkably well. Also, when you take up the food, scout around for any 'hidden' morsels lying around and keep the toilet lid down in case she tries to sneak a drink of water ( a few of mine have a 'thing' for the toilet ) good luck.

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