- Proper Restraint: Please protect your pet and others when leaving the hospital by either placing them in a pet carrier or use a leash. Please handle your pet gently, and do not allow your pet to become overly excited, which may result in injury.
- Food & Water: After your pet has returned home, wait an hour or two before offering small portions of his normal food and water. Do not be alarmed if vomiting occurs; occasionally anesthesia will cause this. Normal feeding should resume the following day.
- Eliminations: It is normal for a pet not to have a bowel movement for 24-36 hours after surgery.
- Exercise & Activity: Due to the effects of anesthesia, your cat may be groggy for up to 12 hours and should have limited exercise. Keep your pet indoors tonight and avoid any situations that may lead to injury.
- Sutures: There are no sutures involved with this procedure.
- Behavior: Neutering stops testosterone production in the body. Testosterone may be responsible for behavior problems, such as spraying or aggression. Behavior modifications can take up to 4-6 weeks to occur.
- Monitor: A decrease in activity for one day may be observed. If your pet exhibits any of the following symptoms, please notify the hospital:
– Loss of appetite and/or thirst for over 1 day
– Extreme weakness or depression
– Excessive vomiting or diarrhea.
– Infection of the surgical site (redness, pain, severe swelling, pus or drainage).