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Hello everyone,
My kitten is about a year old and was just spayed a couple of days ago. Since this, she has been following me around the house, constantly meowing, attacking anyone who she is not familiar with and her eyes look a little out of focus as if she is still under the influence of the drugs.
Can anyone help me please?! The vet is not available today since it is new years day. Thanks,

--MaCkenzie
 

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F.Y.I. everyone:

I rushed Jinx into the vet who I had paged on-call and she doesn't have a fever which rules out an infection so it's likely a reaction to the drugs. This is bad because if it's affecting her brain, there's nothing they can do. She's getting worse though and she's at risk of a seizure so I'll be up all night with her.

Wish her luck with her bloodwork tomorrow!
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I am so sorry! I bet you are so scared and worried please keep us updated...and I wish all the best luck to your kitty!
 

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*keeping fingers crossed for Jinx and her Mommmy :)*
 

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Jinx went to the vet this morning. They have NO idea what is wrong with her. Her temperature is normal, her heart rate is normal, gums are good colour, etc. She has no physical problems except her third eyelids are up. This means one of two things: either she has had a bad reaction to the drugs OR she has traumatic stress/seperation anxiety problems.
Now that I've spent time watching her, I think it's the second. She has to be with me ALL the time. She's so clingy and she's only content when she's sitting on my lap. If I go out of her line of vision (which is small right now because of the third eyelid thing) she gets frantic and starts meowing until I come get her.
I've had her since she was just a few weeks old. No one thought she would live but she did and we've been inseperable ever since. I guess I'll have to convince her that I wont ever leave her. lol. Silly Jinx
 

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I would have done the same thing! I'm sure we'd all be worried about a drastic change in behavior. I hope she's totally herself soon. The extra cuddling is nice though, as long as she's all right!
 

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I'm glad your kitty is ok now, it seems like your cat is thinking your the mommy and never wants to see you out of sight. Do you have another cat too or is it just the one? :lol:
 

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No, Jinx is my one and only one. She is still clingy (she's on my lap as I type this, which is odd for her). I guess I can't complain though since she seems to be feeling okay and is the most cuddly cat this side of the moon :)
 

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One of my babies was just like this after her spay! She was hissy and attacked her sister for 3-4 after the surgery and was super clingy. If she wasn't in my lap, she was crying. That was six weeks ago. She has calmed down completely, though she definitely is more likely to sleep in my lap than before. Her sister has also become much sweeter and more snuggly. So...

Yay for spaying!
 

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problems after spaying

Hi, I'm a little late getting in here, but...

It sounds like your kitty might have had a reaction to Ketamine. This is one of the drugs commonly used to sedate the cat for anesthesia. It is a hallucinogen related to PCP (Angel Dust). It's rare, but cats can have a bad reaction or even a personality change after ketamine. (One of mine had a major personality change after being spayed, but happily she changed back to her sweet loving self after a second dose of ketamine for a biopsy--5 years later...go figure!)

Since the reaction is diminishing, she will probably be fine. However, you could try some Rescue Remedy (a flower essence--available at health food stores) or consult a veterinary homeopath about a remedy to help get her back on track.

Cheers,
Dr. Jean
 
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