Don't worry, honestly they'll be fine, it's a very quick op , if they're still kittens they'll barely notice. Don't take food away too early though, there's no need, just before you go to bed will be fine. They might be a bit groggy afterwards or they might be hyper, depends which drugs they use! It's just a matter of keeping them warm and settled (and indoors) for the first 24-48 hours then they'll be back to normal.
Thanks, everyone, reassurance really does help with the guilts! Ooh why hadn’t I thought of a bye bye balls party? They both have huge furry balls already... They’ve both been really pleased to see me and snuggly this evening, I’m being snoozed on right now.
My two were quite quiet for a while after but the incision didn't seem to bother them much (it's left open to heal itself). The op doesnt look nice (I watched one on YouTube!). Mine were done at 4 months and they got chipped at the same time
I reckon they'll be more annoyed by the food being removed than their balls being removed! I think it's normal to worry about these things but the vet will have done the procedure many times and it is quick.
Previous dcat was fine, just looked a bit puzzled for a few days. Current cheeky rescue cat was done at the shelter before he chose us to worship the ground he walks on so can't comment. They'll be fine OP, you'll be pacing the corridor till the veterinary surgeon comes out still in his scrubs, whips off his mask and smiles. Then you'll know it's all gone ok. Sending to your kitties for a speedy recovery
Thinking about asking the vet if he can fashion me some furry earrings just to see the look on his or her face... yes they are already shouting about their food. Silly little floofs you should have eaten it when I put it out instead of licking it a few times and walking away disdainfully.
They have two cardboard boxes to play with, so I think they’ll cope!
Thanks everyone, I feel happier about tomorrow. Will feel better when it’s done and dusted tomorrow though!
Well they’re home. Siggy has completely taken it in his stride, and was starving. Starry is still off his face, wanting stroked. He had a bit of cat litter glued to his empty nutsack and didn’t appreciate me removing it.
He’s cream, so the blood round his bits and on his tail shows up a lot, poor thing. His third eyelid is across. He kept pushing his brother away from the food and then just staring at it while Siggy went to the other bowl (and repeat). They’re both getting stuck into some shredded chicken now.