Sterilization of the cat is a fairly serious abdominal operation, which is performed under general anesthesia. The recovery period in most cats takes about a week.
And in this period it is important to provide the animal with good care and follow the behavior of the pet.
Cat behavior in the postoperative period
The hardest time for an animal is a daySterilization, when the cat is just beginning to "move away" from the general anesthesia. This process in animals can occur in different ways. Some cats just sleep until the next day, and some become hyperactive: they try to run, jump, try to climb higher, loudly meow. In this case, the coordination of movements is usually very bad, so the animal can walk backwards, fall, "miss" when jumping and runs the risk of injury. Therefore, it is very important to be near the cat to look after her. In addition, some animals, moving away from anesthesia, are afraid to remain alone and do not let go of a person.
Operation is best set for the morning of the weekendDay, so that you have the opportunity to check the condition of the cat in the first hours after the operation. Then she will no longer need constant supervision.
After a period of activity, a second sleep occurs. After the cat is asleep, the anesthesia will "fade" out of her body and she will behave normally. Her movements will be coordinated, the cat may begin to show interest in food, although at first it will be very little. Within two or three days the cat will be sluggish and slow-moving, but the motor activity and appetite will gradually recover.
How does the behavior of a sterilized cat change?
After the operation, the cat no longer experiences hormonal problems, and with it disappear and night screams, hysterical meowing and other "disgrace" accompanying estrus.
As a rule, the character of the cat after sterilizationDoes not change fundamentally: they behave almost the same as before the operation in the period between estrus. But they become somewhat more calm and obedient, less aggressive.
Usually a sterilized cat starts smallerMove, so you should not only adjust its diet (it is best to go to a special food for the castrati), but also try to stimulate its motor activity, often playing with the animal.
Sometimes after surgery, cats greatly increase appetite. In such cases, it is important not to succumb to "provocation" and not increase the diet - otherwise literally in a few weeks the cat will become obese.
If, despite the operation, the cat continuesTo show sexual inclinations, this may mean that the operation is not performed "cleanly" and that the ovary remains in the abdominal cavity, which continues to function. Hormones can also produce the left uterus, and sometimes this function is taken on by the adrenal glands. In any case, the behavior characteristic of estrus in a sterilized cat is an occasion for a serious examination by a veterinarian.