Kittens fixed two days ago: Amazing recovery

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Kittens fixed two days ago: Amazing recovery

Post by Al Kon » Fri, 21 Nov 2003 02:25:00



I have two kittens that are now almost 4 months old.   They were
spayed and neutered on Monday of this week.   I was told to keep them
quiet by the vet for a day or two.  I found that their playfulness was
somewhat limited when I brought them home on the first day.  But I
could not keep them from leaping up on things they usually do and
chasing after each other.   After a few attempts at keeping them
quiet, I decided that they must feel well enough to play.   On the
second day after surgery, both seemed just about back to their normal
selves.  It is utterly amazing how fast they recuperated from their
surgery.   This is especially true for my little female kitten.   She
underwent major surgery.   How is it possible for cats to recuperate
so easily??  In my thoughts about their recovery period, I just
imagined how it is for a human after such surgery.   We would be
taking things pretty gingerly for quite some time after such trauma.

Today is day three and they are doing great.  

Al Kondo

 
 
 

Kittens fixed two days ago: Amazing recovery

Post by PawsForThoug » Fri, 21 Nov 2003 02:36:35


Quote:

>I have two kittens that are now almost 4 months old.   They were
>spayed and neutered on Monday of this week.   I was told to keep them
>quiet by the vet for a day or two.  I found that their playfulness was
>somewhat limited when I brought them home on the first day.  But I
>could not keep them from leaping up on things they usually do and
>chasing after each other.   After a few attempts at keeping them
>quiet, I decided that they must feel well enough to play.   On the
>second day after surgery, both seemed just about back to their normal
>selves.  It is utterly amazing how fast they recuperated from their
>surgery.   This is especially true for my little female kitten.   She
>underwent major surgery.   How is it possible for cats to recuperate
>so easily??  In my thoughts about their recovery period, I just
>imagined how it is for a human after such surgery.   We would be
>taking things pretty gingerly for quite some time after such trauma.

>Today is day three and they are doing great.  

Glad to hear your kitties are doing so well :)  
When I had my cats done, they also recovered very quickly.  I think a lot of it
has to do with the type of anesthesia that is used, at least in my experience.

Lauren
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Kittens fixed two days ago: Amazing recovery

Post by Sharon Talber » Fri, 21 Nov 2003 05:50:04


Our organization routinely sterilizes kittens at 8 weeks (if they are
healthy and weigh at least 2 pounds).  They bounce right back and by the
next day are carrying on as usual.  Shelters have been sterlizing kittens
at 8 weeks for a couple of decades now, with follow-up studies confirming
that there is no negative consequence.

Sharon Talbert
Friends of Campus Cats
www.campuscats.org

 
 
 

Kittens fixed two days ago: Amazing recovery

Post by Chery » Fri, 21 Nov 2003 09:46:50




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> Today is day three and they are doing great.

Kudos, Al.  Thanks for fixing your babies and you will be rewarded
with great behavior and the knowledge that they aren't contributing to
the overpopulation problem.  Amazing creatures, cats.  :)
 
 
 

Kittens fixed two days ago: Amazing recovery

Post by -L » Fri, 21 Nov 2003 09:52:30


Quote:

> I have two kittens that are now almost 4 months old.   They were
> spayed and neutered on Monday of this week.   I was told to keep them
> quiet by the vet for a day or two.  I found that their playfulness was
> somewhat limited when I brought them home on the first day.  But I
> could not keep them from leaping up on things they usually do and
> chasing after each other.   After a few attempts at keeping them
> quiet, I decided that they must feel well enough to play.   On the
> second day after surgery, both seemed just about back to their normal
> selves.  It is utterly amazing how fast they recuperated from their
> surgery.   This is especially true for my little female kitten.   She
> underwent major surgery.   How is it possible for cats to recuperate
> so easily

Cats are stoic by nature and don't show signs of pain like humans do.
That being said, a simple spay, when done properly, isn't that bad of
a surgery and cats bounce back from it easily, especially if they are
young.

-L.

 
 
 

Kittens fixed two days ago: Amazing recovery

Post by Annie Wxil » Fri, 21 Nov 2003 10:37:00



...  It is utterly amazing how fast they recuperated from their

Quote:
> surgery.   ..

> Al Kondo

Hi Al,
We've had the same success rate whenever we had our kitties spayed or
neutered. Once they are awake, there's been no stopping them.
But even so, we've always worried when we left them at the vet's for the
surgery.
Congratulations to you and your kittens.
Annie