Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: northern Minnesota
In rare instances, felines can experience pretty scary hallucinations under the influence of sedative drugs until they wear off sufficiently. The behaviors associated with those hallucinations can freak out some owners, which is one reason why vets don't like to release cats post-surgery until they have adequately regained their senses. In your girl's case, as a flat-faced breed, your vet is also going to want to monitor her airway and breathing during recovery. As others have said, your girl is going to spend the day sleeping it off, so she won't be unduly stressed during her recovery at the clinic.