Question by Annabelle: Wondering what normal cat behaviour is after surgery? Please Help!!?
So my cat had major surgery on tuesday, what would be normal behavior afterwards?
She had some complications afterwards. The first 2 days she was vomiting blood and not getting any food/pain meds past her stomach. I had her back at the vet and she is now digesting and has some pain meds in her.
We have had her home for maybe 18 hours or so. And she won’t stop meowing and walks back and forth from spot to spot trying to get comfy, She ate last night but hasn’t eaten this morning.
Basically our concerns are:
She keeps making noises in her throat like there is hair stuck in it.
She hasn’t eaten this morning.
When we disturb her(in her own room) she starts meowing and crying. (bored/complaining/unhappy cry)
My theory is her digestive system has been completely disturbed with this surgery, I think she is slightly pissed off and maybe a bit upset she isn’t her normal self and is expressing that by meowing/complaining at us.
She had a diaphragmatic hernia repair. Don’t know how this happened to begin with but that is why everything would be irritated. Her organs were all compressed next to her lungs, the surgeon moved them all back into place.
The throat irritation from a breathing tube could make sense. Also the Dr. gave her meds similar to tums.
Will are most definitely taking her back on monday, but just need reassurance right now. She cries less when we aren’t in the room with her.
thanks for your help!!
Answer by Whats it all about?
What surgery has she had, a spay?
This is a very major surgery for female cats and they are going to be a bit painfull for a few days to come. If she is still in pain you will have to get her back to the vets for some pain killing meds- also things can go wrong with this type of op- infections can be caused and its better to get them seen to asap as the cat can become very ill, very quick.
Her crying is to get your attention- so give her attention and try to keep her warm and calm.
Plese take her back to the vets, sounds like something is not right.
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