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Old 03-10-2006, 11:46 PM   #121
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The crate for a week with no cat litter? Oops! I got Posh the day after she was spayed and didn't even know she'd been spayed that recently until a week later when I bothered to carefully read over her medical papers.
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She actually has to have shredded paper in the litterbox instead of litter for risk of infection.

Personally I think she not need be confined to a crate for a week (see I have a problem with cats and crates lol.. I just think its cruel) she can probably be let out with supervision.
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I let her out for a bit but then she decided to leap onto the window and then fall.

I'm wondering if this incision will heal fast. I'm afraid to hold her because I might hurt the incision area.

I also can't get her to use the litter box with shredded paper. I don't want her holding it and have her have an infection or anything.
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Old 03-11-2006, 04:44 PM   #124
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I let her out for a bit but then she decided to leap onto the window and then fall.

I'm wondering if this incision will heal fast. I'm afraid to hold her because I might hurt the incision area.

I also can't get her to use the litter box with shredded paper. I don't want her holding it and have her have an infection or anything.
Did the leap and fall seem to have hurt the incision area? If not perhaps she will have figured out that she can't do stuff like that and will calm down a bit.

I think she should be fine to be held, just be kind of careful of the incision site. Does she usually like to be heal? If she does, it shouldn't be a problem, but if she doesn't really like it she might struggle a lot. But if she's used to it and likes it I can't see why not.

I'd use the litter she is used to and just check the incision site frequently. It doesn't make sense to me to change the litter so abruptly and drastically. One of the big reasons people get rid of cats is litterbox issues, so I would think anything that might make her dislike her litterbox should be avoided if at all possible.

(and if you notice most of us haven't ever heard of that when our cats have been spayed. So although it might be a valid practice, it isn't a universal one.)
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You poor guys

She'll be uncoordinated for a while from the surgery. What if you shred the paper very very thin, like a paper shredder and put a bit of her old used litter in it. I'm sure she will use it. You could keep her confined in the bathroom with it for a little bit maybe?
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Saki was helping again today with my ebay stuff.

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Did the leap and fall seem to have hurt the incision area? If not perhaps she will have figured out that she can't do stuff like that and will calm down a bit.

I think she should be fine to be held, just be kind of careful of the incision site. Does she usually like to be heal? If she does, it shouldn't be a problem, but if she doesn't really like it she might struggle a lot. But if she's used to it and likes it I can't see why not.

I'd use the litter she is used to and just check the incision site frequently. It doesn't make sense to me to change the litter so abruptly and drastically. One of the big reasons people get rid of cats is litterbox issues, so I would think anything that might make her dislike her litterbox should be avoided if at all possible.

(and if you notice most of us haven't ever heard of that when our cats have been spayed. So although it might be a valid practice, it isn't a universal one.)
No it didn't bother her incision area but I want to be really careful. She's very hyper and jumps all over the place. But with the thing around her neck she can't really jump too much. She's tried to lick herself a few times but the thing gets in the way. It's funny how she tries to lick herself only to lick that stupid thing around her neck. I can't wait for this week to be over so she can go back to her normal routine.

This is our first cat as you know. I've had a cat before but it was the family cat. Like I said on the kitty board, I can't imagine what I would be like if I had a kid!
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Saki is so beautiful.
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When my Shadow was a kitten, he'd gotten into some mischief and I was scolding him. He looked up at me so sadly and cried, "Mama!" My heart just melted.
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Thanks guys!

Well, he went in on Monday to remove a lump he had in his abdomen and ended up staying extra days due to high fever and his licking his stitches raw.

So, after the tests came back it turned out to be a lipoma (fatty tumour and benign) which caused a hernia. They tried putting a cone on him but he was having none of it so they sent the cone home with me for me to try but he hasn't been at his stitches. He's just slept and slept and slept. My poor baby is miserable.

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Thanks guys!

Well, he went in on Monday to remove a lump he had in his abdomen and ended up staying extra days due to high fever and his licking his stitches raw.

So, after the tests came back it turned out to be a lipoma (fatty tumour and benign) which caused a hernia. They tried putting a cone on him but he was having none of it so they sent the cone home with me for me to try but he hasn't been at his stitches. He's just slept and slept and slept. My poor baby is miserable.

That's good news about the tomour being benign. Here's hoping he makes a quick recovery now and is back to his old self soon.

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Thanks Lila and indra! Hopefully he's all good by the time those stitches come out. Getting him to the vet is something I have to worry about now, lol.
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Oh Wenda, the poor baby. I hope he'll be ok soon!
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Oh Wenda, the poor baby. I hope he'll be ok soon!
Thanks, girl! Look at this beautiful face:

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