Cat owners should find out as much as possible about how these two surgeries can affect their cats and their homes.
Whether cats have been declawed, neutered or spayed, understanding all about these procedures will give cat owners much peace of mind.
The vet will tell the pet owner to use newspapers instead of cat litter for 10-14 days to give their paws time to heal. Your cat will probably limp around. This is normal. No need for concern unless it continues on for long periods of time.
Cats should be watched so they don’t chew on their stitches. If cats do chew on their stitches infections can set in. This advice was recommended by my sister’s veterinarian when her cat was declawed.
If you have a multi-cat home beware of personality changes. This surgery must leave them with hormonal changes in their scents. Our cats went through mood changes every time. Foxy has been our newest addition. He only went through minor changes. His other cat buddies did sniff around him for a few days and would dart away quickly. They weren’t sure they remembered him from his scent change. Foxy just had gone through a trauma of being locked up in the hood of a truck. He finally made friends only to have them turn their back on him. Now all is well and they’re all playing and back to themselves once again.
This happened to another cat of ours whose name is,’ Zinger.’ He had to go through even a rougher time of it. The other cats would hiss for about 3 days at him. One minute Zinger must have thought he had buddies. Then the next he had enemies. This must have been upsetting even to this cat. This behavior must have to do with hormonal changes that take place from the surgery.
Cats are keen to many different senses. Don’t be alarmed when this happens. I’ve went through this many times and their behavior towards each other always went back to normal within a few days. All types of cats have different reasons for their actions.
Cats may kneed when feeling contented or pull their ears back when feeling distress about something. Many things can change their behavior. Get to know your cat and when they start displaying different emotions you’ll know what they are trying to tell you. Learn to watch and learn about the reasons behind their behavior.
People should try to communicate and learn all about each others feeling. Animals are no different. They have reasons for all of their behaviors also. Keep your eyes and ears wide open and see and hear what their world is all about.
These links should help cat owners understand these procedures better. I didn’t find any information about how multi-cat families handle this situation. My cats did have to go through 3 or 4 days of changes in their behavior. Other than that the transition went rather smoothing for my individual situation.
Personal experience about how my cats handled these surgical procedures. Read more information about these procedures when following these links.All photo rights-Jenny Heart