Two different pain medications have been given yesterday and will be working in their systems for 24 hours.
Additional pain medication is seldom needed
Do not use over-the-counter pain medications
For the Next 10 Days
Limit their exercise.
No jumping or climbing
It may be necessary to confine them to a small room if they are overactive.
Check the incision twice a day, in the morning and the evening.
Some swelling is normal as the incision heals
Female cats may develop a seroma. This is a collection of fluid underneath the incision in the form of a lump. They usually resolve over time without treatment.
Some seeping from the incision is expected but should be minimal
Prevent licking of the incision but grooming is normal. If licking is uncontrollable please call C-SNIP.
The incisions for male cat neuters are routinely left open to heal and do not have sutures.
For female spays, sutures used in the incision are dissolvable and are buried under the skin so they do not need to be removed
If there are any questions or concerns directly related to the surgery during the recovery period, please call the office at (616) 455-8220 Option 2. For evenings and weekend recovery/incision advice ONLY call (616) 350-6966.