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Side Effects and Adverse Reactions of Spaying a Cat

 by brian on 11 Feb 2013 |
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After you take your precious princess in to be spayed, you'll want to look out for some common and not so common side effects and reactions that might cause some discomfort for your kitty. Most of these side effects are from the anesthetic used to keep your cat from moving during the surgery, or feeling any pain during the surgery.
Common Spaying Side Effects:
- Digest Upset
- Mild Vomiting
- Mild Inflammation
- Decreased Activity
- Lethargy/Drowsiness
- Pain Around the Incision Site
- Lowered Appetite 48 Hours Post Surgery
- Excessive Licking/Grooming of Surgical Site

Most of these mild reactions are short term, and you can help your cat through them by making sure they get plenty of rest, fresh water, and if they want it; your never waivering affection.
Now, if you're feline friend starts to experience any more extreme side effects, you should call a vet as soon as possible, preferably the vet who preformed your cats surgery. Look out for things like: 
- Dehydration
- Heavy Bleeding
- Excessive Swelling
- Excessive Vomiting
- Infections Around the Incision Site
- Continued Extreme Lethargy After 72 Hours (3 Days)
In general, serious side effects are uncommon, as spaying is a very common procedure in most rural cities and towns. The worst side effect you will probably run into, is a cat who no longer likes going for car rides with you. Though that side effect is worth it for every pet owner who knows their cats will live longer happier lives after being spayed.


donna - Comment
donna25 Apr 2018Reply
I am worried all of the time about her, my cat, she is 1 and half yrs old and she was just spayed a week ago, and she is running under the covers and her stomach is gurgling.

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