What to Expect
Cats need to be a minimum of 8 weeks old in order to be eligible for surgery.
Outdoor cats should be kept inside the night before surgery, if possible.
Kittens 6 months and younger – kittens should have food available until about 6:00 am the day of surgery. Kittens can have water.
Cats 7 months and older – food should be taken way the night before surgery, around 10:00 pm. Cats can have water.
Cats need to be contained in a carrier or box when arriving for their appointment.
In general, cats recover quickly from surgery, but it is a good idea to keep them indoors and quiet for 7 – 10 days afterwards where they can stay clean, dry and warm.
Food and water can be offered after returning home. Some cats may have a temporary loss of appetite, but should start eating within 24 hours of surgery.
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