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Toots is finally booked in the vets for tomorrow

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Soubriquet Tue 10-Jan-17 12:18:12

For her spay and chip!

Hopefully after a couple of months she will start to calm down

Little psycho

It's no food after 6 isn't it?

Any tips for tomorrow to keep her calm and quiet afterwards

stumblymonkey Tue 10-Jan-17 12:46:31

I've never been able to keep mine calm the following day. She'll likely sleep a fair amount when she gets back as the anaesthetic will still be making her sleepy.

Despite the fact that mine have carried on as per usual they've all been fine and none have torn any stitches or such like. Just make sure she can't escape outside for a week or so...

I can't remember the food cut off...I think ours was 10pm similar to a gremlin and no water after 7am

stumblymonkey Tue 10-Jan-17 12:47:51

Also....cannot ask cat questions without a pic!

My latest two additions to the clan (brother and sister) are racing round currently creating a sort of kitten vortex in the lounge grin

Soubriquet Tue 10-Jan-17 12:50:47


Here's my Tootsie

She's 10 months old and a complete nightmare.

Constantly attacking my ankles and is now going for the DC.

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 10-Jan-17 14:19:27

Well done. Ours was no food after 9pm but ring your vet to check so she doesn't aspirate vomit under ga.

She'll be fine, they cope really well and the cut is tiny now.

cozietoesie Tue 10-Jan-17 15:32:54

My boys have always been a bit weird immediately after a GA - as if they feel a little 'odd' and adopt an 'If you keep moving, they can't get you' strategy. I generally watch over them until late evening and then head with them to bed. Where they crash out.

Some cats seem to have no after-effects at all though. smile

Soubriquet Wed 11-Jan-17 09:40:00

She's gone!

Nearly didn't happen when Dd announced she had let Toots outside <facepalm>

Dh insisted she hadn't.....she had!

She hadn't gone far though and was quickly caught

cozietoesie Wed 11-Jan-17 15:16:51

When can you go to collect her? smile

Soubriquet Wed 11-Jan-17 15:21:35


We've called the vet and she's absolutely fine

cozietoesie Wed 11-Jan-17 15:30:29

Good. smile

cozietoesie Wed 11-Jan-17 15:34:57

They kept Seniorboy back for a bit at his last GA but I could never quite establish whether he hadn't done so well and they wanted longer to confirm his health (he was older even then) or whether She Who Must Be Obeyed the Chief Vet Nurse wanted more time with him. (He's an especial favourite of hers.)

4pm sounds just right. smile

Soubriquet Wed 11-Jan-17 16:17:06

She's home

The vets wanted her to keep the cone on for 10 days minimum but she comple freaked to the point where she tried running upstairs, bashed step and fell down

Safer for her to have it off than on.. just got to keep an eye and make sure there's no licking

She's hiding down the side of a chair at the moment but I think that's cone trauma as opposed to sulking. She really hates collars and the like

They did a tummy incision instead of at the side which I'm glad about.

When she finally emerges I'll have a good look but for now I'll let her calm down and reassure her that the cone won't be going back on

cozietoesie Wed 11-Jan-17 16:52:43

Put on a fire/start a movie/sit down and read a book etc etc - basically, just go about your business as best you can. Normality is what she likely needs most right now.

(None of my boys have ever tolerated a cone.)

Soubriquet Wed 11-Jan-17 16:54:22

She will probably calm down and start emerging again when the DC are in bed. Not long. They are in bed for 6.

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 11-Jan-17 17:07:31

I've never used a cone. Our tortie took her own stitches out which made the follow up appointment very quick.

She also squeezed under a fence the same day as surgery, we were convinced she'd come back with her innards out but she was fine.

cozietoesie Wed 11-Jan-17 17:09:32

Yes. She likely doesn't need any stimulation. Warm, low lights and something like a movie on - a gentle but constant noise source anyway - should help.

Soubriquet Wed 11-Jan-17 18:55:39

We're having a cuddle!

She's a bit tense but she is purring

cozietoesie Wed 11-Jan-17 19:17:44

She's not 'worrying' her wound?

Soubriquet Wed 11-Jan-17 19:27:14

Hasn't done yet.

cozietoesie Wed 11-Jan-17 20:45:47

It sounds pretty good all told. With any luck, she'll be in the Land of Nod soon.

Soubriquet Wed 11-Jan-17 21:30:01

She's been been laid with me during a film which has been nice

She's licked her wound and had a nibble but we've distracted her so she's stopped

Soubriquet Wed 11-Jan-17 21:32:01

I got asked when her last season was when I took her because she's 10 months.

They didn't believe me when I said she hasn't had one yet.

When they did the spay, her sexual organs still wasn't mature yet

Is that normal for an almost year old cat?

cozietoesie Wed 11-Jan-17 21:53:39

It depends on the cat. I think ('think') that some breeds can mature earlier/later than others as well. You can't usually tell about that though - even if it's always true - so neutering at about 4 months is usually preferable. (Health and weight etc being OK.)

Soubriquet Wed 11-Jan-17 21:54:43

She's technically a moggy but she's a Maine coon cross British short hair

Very small for a Maine coon cross though

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 11-Jan-17 22:07:23

Coons mature late don't they?. I think they grow for 4 years. Dh knows someone with 5, plus two large dogs poor dogs

She'll be a calmer cat in a fortnight.

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