Castration of a cat is a fairly simple operation.
But this is all the same surgical intervention, which, moreover, is carried out under general anesthesia.
Therefore, in order to help the animal to move the operation easier and avoid possible complications, preliminary preparation is necessary.
If you decide to castrate a cat - do not immediatelyBe recorded for an operation. First consult with a veterinarian - let him examine your pet, assess his health. Probably, before the operation it will be necessary to pass urine and feces analyzes - especially if it is an adult animal, which already could "make" a urolithiasis (sick kidneys are a contraindication to the operation). If a cat has infections or parasites, treatment is necessary. The operation can be done no earlier than three weeks after this.
If the cat is not vaccinated, the vaccination should also be carried out before castration - for 3-4 weeks. After the operation, the animal's body will be weakened, and the risk of "catching" the infection will increase.
Immediately before the operation, the cat will have toStarving. Preparations for anesthesia induce a vomitive reflex in animals, so operations are done only on an empty stomach. Stop feeding the animal 12 hours before the operation, water - for 4-6 hours.
In case the cat is very nervous duringVisits to a veterinary clinic, then before going on an operation, you can give him a sedative so that he does not experience additional stress. But in this case, be sure to consult with a veterinarian in advance.
Before you go to surgery, prepare allNecessary to facilitate the cat postoperative period. The first thing you need is a warm and sheltered place, where the cat will "move away" from anesthesia. It is better, if the "nest" will be located on the floor: during the first hours the coordination of movements in the cat can be disturbed.
Remove the filler from the tray. Rigid pellets can injure or clog the wound - so the first week after the operation, it is better to put paper in the tray torn to pieces. You can buy for this purpose 2-3 rolls of inexpensive toilet paper.
You can also purchase at a veterinary pharmacy orPet shop plastic postoperative collar, which will not allow the animal to spill the wound, thereby slowing the healing process. This problem often occurs with the sterilization of females, but some cats may also show increased interest in postoperative sutures. It is impossible to guess in advance how the animal will behave, therefore it is better to cook the collar in advance.