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Post-Op Instructions

Your cat has had a general anaesthesia and major surgery today. Please read the following instructions carefully to help ensure a healthy recovery.

Your cat must be confined indoors during the night after surgery because your cat is still sleepy. The cat should be kept indoors for at least 7 days.

Please check the incision site twice daily. There should not be any drainage. Redness and swelling of the wound should be minimal.

DO NOT allow your cat to lick or chew at the incision site. If this occurs, an Elizabethan collar must be used to prevent any further licking or chewing (please seek advise from the vet / nurse if this occurs). Cats wearing these collars MUST be kept indoors until the stitches are removed.

Appetite should return gradually within 24 hours of surgery.

No food should be given on the night of the surgery, only water.

Slight vomiting may occur on the day after surgery. This is normal, but if it persists for more than 12 hours please contact us immediately.

Stitches are to be removed at least 7 days after surgery by appointment. Some wound stitches are left longer. If there are any more questions or concerns related to the surgery, please do not hesitate to contact the hospital at 042 933 9648.

If there is an emergency after hours, please contact 087 952 2222.

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