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Spay incision question. Pics added.

#41
I was browsing around and found this thread... Kinda old but I remember going thru something similar with my rescue cat as well. I didn't sleep for a couple weeks! During that time she started her bed wetting and since then we can't let her in the bedroom unsupervised...
I agree sometimes they don't get top notch care, they didn't even send her home with a cone! Pretty sure that would have prevented the infection in the first place. Arrrggg.
Most vets do not send home e-collars unless your cat is showing signs of messing with the incision. They do/should keep an eye on their recovery while at the hospital. Trust me- vets are not worried about tagging on something else to charge you for in this country.
 

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Paige
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#42
Cinny was spayed two weeks ago and believe me, all my cats get top notch care...she did not need a cone...I kept an eye on her, but she didn't touch the area...she didn't move around much for the first 3-4 days, but she was on some pain meds, so that was expected...what I am trying to say is cones are not necessary for the most part.
 
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Alice

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#43
Oh that's interesting..... I guess I just had a stubborn one then :/ I don't think they really kept her around for monitoring too long, but the licking didn't start until the next day when the sedative had worn off. (perhaps her pain meds weren't strong enough!)
I got her a cone when I caught her licking it.... But it was too late. Even though most don't need it it sounds like, I would probably still cone my next kitty... Just in case!
Since I am gone for 9 hours a day for work I can't really supervise to make sure my cat is behaving lol. It was such an awful 3 weeks!! Though she is a bit of a drama queen :)
 
#44
Oh that's interesting..... I guess I just had a stubborn one then :/ I don't think they really kept her around for monitoring too long, but the licking didn't start until the next day when the sedative had worn off. (perhaps her pain meds weren't strong enough!)
I got her a cone when I caught her licking it.... But it was too late. Even though most don't need it it sounds like, I would probably still cone my next kitty... Just in case!
Since I am gone for 9 hours a day for work I can't really supervise to make sure my cat is behaving lol. It was such an awful 3 weeks!! Though she is a bit of a drama queen :)
Yeah, there's always that stubborn one! I never bring home collars- I usually refuse them. BUT I try to keep an eye on everyone and I know I can pop by Petsmart/Petco if needed (they do sell them- btw- but not everyone is close enough to pop by).
 

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Paige
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#45
Oh that's interesting..... I guess I just had a stubborn one then :/ I don't think they really kept her around for monitoring too long, but the licking didn't start until the next day when the sedative had worn off. (perhaps her pain meds weren't strong enough!)
I got her a cone when I caught her licking it.... But it was too late. Even though most don't need it it sounds like, I would probably still cone my next kitty... Just in case!
Since I am gone for 9 hours a day for work I can't really supervise to make sure my cat is behaving lol. It was such an awful 3 weeks!! Though she is a bit of a drama queen :)
If you are really worried, you can use the soft collars..at least they are not as intrusive ;)
 
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Alice

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#46
Really? They have soft ones?? I have never looked for them at Petco, I didn't know they had such a thing... Good to know, thanks! I have a Petco right by my work and on the way home :)
 
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Alice

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#47
Yeah, there's always that stubborn one! I never bring home collars- I usually refuse them. BUT I try to keep an eye on everyone and I know I can pop by Petsmart/Petco if needed (they do sell them- btw- but not everyone is close enough to pop by).
Lol yes, I do have one of those stubborn ones! My cat at home is soo dramatic! Before I got her spayed and even for a few weeks after she was such a handful!! Speaking of which, I heard her just knock something off the table... LOL
She has calmed down allot since getting fixed, but if I try to put a harness on her so she can get used to it and maybe go for walks... She will pee on my bed. No lie. She will wait until we aren't paying attention and someone didn't pull the door completely shut, and she will go pee on my bed. She kinda runs the show around here, you can't tell her nothing. :( lol
So I guess it's not really surprising she was one of those who needed the cone of shame.