She probably doesn’t need the collar, but she keeps licking at her incision and I’m terrified that the next step will be chewing at her five little stitches. So, the collar is more for my sanity than anything.
She feels fine, though. She’s playing, eating, running around. We’re exhausted from trying to keep her from climbing on things. She’s bounced right back.
She’s great. Pretty much from the moment we brought her home from the vet she acted like nothing was wrong. We’re still keeping the funnel on her most of the time though. She gets her stitches out next week.
What a gorgeous kitty! My little girl did not get the funnel when she was fixed either, and she was fine.
It was actually pretty funny. When I picked her up from the vet’s office, he agreed that it would be a good idea to keep my large male cat away from her for a couple of days while she was healing. The idea was that we needed to keep her quiet and calm rather than play-fighting and running around.
So I locked her into our guest room (and stayed with her of course) so that she could rest in peace. Less than an hour after we came home, she was jumping off of a 5 foot tall kitty tower, and running around like a complete maniac. I called the vet, and he said, well, that is a pretty common reaction to anaesthesia…do your best to keep her calm.
Glad to hear she’s well. It’s a good idea to keep the cone on, one of ours ended up needing a second surgery to re-close the hole she opened while bathing. Expensive and traumatizing. You’re doing it the right way! 🙂