Neutering a cat - is a serious abdominal surgery, which is performed under general anesthesia. The recovery period for most cats takes about a week.
And in this period, it is important to ensure good animal care and to monitor the behavior of the pet home.
Cat Behavior in the postoperative period
The most difficult time for the animal - a daysterilization, when the cat is just starting to "move away" from the general anesthesia. This process can occur in animals in different ways. Some cats just sleep until the next day, and some are hyperactive: are trying to run, jump, they seek to climb higher, meow loudly. This coordination of movements, as a rule, very bad, so the animal can walk backwards, to fall, "miss" when jumping and risk of personal injury. Therefore it is very important to stay close to the cat to look after her. In addition, some of the animals, moving away from the anesthesia, fear of being alone, and do not let go of the man himself.
The operation is best to appoint the next morning outputthe day that you had the opportunity to check the condition of the cat in the first hours after the operation. Then it will no longer be in need of constant supervision.
After a period of activity of secondary sleep comes. After otospitsya cat, remnants of the anesthesia "weathered" of her organism, and it will begin to behave normally. Her movements become coordinated, the cat may start to show interest in food, although at first it will have very little. Within two or three days the cat is lethargic and inactive, but gradually restored and physical activity and appetite.
How does the behavior of sterilized cats
After surgery, the cat is no longer experiencing hormonal problems, and with them disappear and night screaming, hysterical meowing and other "disgrace" that accompany estrus.
As a rule, the nature of cats after sterilizationessentially unchanged: they behave in much the same way as before the operation in the period between heats. But at the same time become somewhat more calm and obedient, less aggressive.
Usually sterilized cat starts lessto move, so we need not only to adjust its diet (it is best to go to a special food for castrati), but also to try to stimulate her motor activity, often playing with the animals.
Sometimes after surgery in cats greatly increases the appetite. In such cases, it is important not to succumb to "provocations" and not to increase the diet - or in just a few weeks cat ozhireet.
If, in spite of the surgery, the cat continuesshow sexual proclivities, it could mean that the operation is not "pure", and in the abdominal cavity were pieces of the ovary, which continues to operate. Hormones can also produce left the uterus, and sometimes this feature take on the adrenal glands. In any case, the behavior characteristic of the heat from the sterilized cats - a cause for serious examination by a veterinarian.