Why does my cat look so skinny after getting spayed?

Why does my cat look so skinny after getting spayed?

This is normal. They look a bit thin because they usually eat almost nothing for a day or two around their surgery. For a young cat, that’s enough to make them appear quite a bit thinner because the digestive system empties out in that time, plus there is a bit of actual weight loss as well.

Is it normal for my cat to hide after being spayed?

So your cat might act timid or jumpy for a few days after. My spayed adult cat still hides out of reach under the bed for at least half the day after any trip to the vet, so I give her space and quiet, sometimes some gentle words and a treat, and wait patiently for her to readjust.

Can a cat get spayed wrong?

“Ovarian remnant syndrome is treated by surgically removing the remaining ovarian tissue.” Rarely, a pet may develop signs of false pregnancy after being spayed, due to the sudden removal of hormones. Signs of false pregnancy involve behavioral changes and the development of mammary tissue.

What does it mean when a cat is spayed?

And therefore also the behavior that comes with it. The term “spayed” is a surgical incision that is done on the cat, which makes sure the cat won’t be able to have kittens. They make a simple incision under the belly of the cat, and remove the ovaries.

When is the best time to spay a cat?

People do not have to wait 5-7 months to desex their pets. The procedure can be over and done with earlier. Cats spayed very early will not attain sexual maturity and will therefore be unable to fall pregnant and give birth to any kittens.

Where can I get a female cat spayed?

Considered to be a basic component of responsiblefemale cat ownership, the spaying of female cats is a simple and common surgical procedure that is performed by veterinary clinics all over the world.

Are there any side effects to spaying cats?

Late complications or problems associated with spaying female cats. 7a. Weight gain. 7b. Ovarian remnants (incomplete feline spay) – the cat comes back into heat after spaying. 7c. Lactation and mammary (breast) enlargement after feline spaying. 8. Frequently asked questions (FAQs) and myths about spaying felines: 8a.

Can a cat be spayed on the side?

A friend of mine went to a new vet last year to have her cat spayed and he made the side incision. She said she could’nt believe how much faster the cat recovered than her cats that had the incision on the belly. I talked to my vet and he said that side incisions are the “old school” way.

Is it better to spay the side or the middle?

I just read in a different post that there is more than one way to do a spay…… meaning that sometimes incisions will be done in the side, other times right along the middle of the belly. Well, my cats go in tomorrow to be spayed, and I have no clue what would be better to do… Is one way better / easier to recover from than the other?

What should a healing Cat Spay incision look like?

If your cat’s spay scar looks like one of these pictures below, you should consult your vet immediately. Signs of an infected scar include bumps on or below the skin, or a reopening of the scar. In the first picture, you can notice a large swelling underneath the incision. In the second picture, the incision is beginning to open up.

Can a side spay be done in the UK?

Yeah, different vets have learned different techniques, though the side spay seems more common in the UK. Terese, you can definitely enquire which method the vet will be using but both methods are equally effective and I would just let the vet do what he/she is most experienced with.