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cat has been castrated

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walterwhiteswife Fri 04-Apr-14 16:19:27

hi all. just had my cat castrated but is really freaked out by the collar and keeps running into things trying to get it off. weve taken it off and hes calmed down. any advice please x

lbab1702 Fri 04-Apr-14 16:24:10

Mine freaked out too, so we kept it off and just checked he didn't lick too much down below. Lucky for us, he's not a great cleaner, so left taht area well alone. The collar went in the bin.

cozietoesie Fri 04-Apr-14 16:30:08

I've always left my boys' collars off but stayed in the room with them until they fell fast asleep - which he should do sometime soon with any luck. If he gives the occasional lick, I wouldn't worry - but reassess the situation (ie get the collar back on) if he shows any signs of fevered washing or worrying of his wound.

If he's showing too much attention to the wound, push his face away, say a firm NO and try to distract him by a non-energetic pursuit.

walterwhiteswife Fri 04-Apr-14 16:52:41

thanks so much for your responses x he is just chilling watching us. we are just telling him no if he tries to lick there x hes our first ever pet so we are cluelessx we love him loads!

cozietoesie Fri 04-Apr-14 17:07:33

Chilling and watching you (as opposed to mad loon rushing about) sounds like he might be fighting sleep. Is he showing any signs of nodding a bit?

walterwhiteswife Fri 04-Apr-14 17:13:55

Nope not at all!! im the same after a ga!!

cozietoesie Fri 04-Apr-14 17:21:29

Give him half an hour.

Good luck with him.

JonSnowKnowsNothing Fri 04-Apr-14 17:30:01

Oh it's awful isn't it?
Mine didn't have a collar at all but came back horribly drowsy - fell when walking, vomited, missed litter tray when he peed - it was awful to watch.
In the end I laid him down on my bed and just let him sleep it off. Next morning he was absolutely fine. The odd lick should be ok.

cozietoesie Fri 04-Apr-14 17:34:05

Yes- making things conducive to a snooze is useful for them. A soft, warm, out of the way-ish place to curl up, maybe some calm low volume music playing if they're used to that and the humans going calmly about their business. Hopefully they'll then conk out for the night.

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 04-Apr-14 17:55:57

I've never used a collar on a cat. He'll be fine.

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