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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 1:46 pm 
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Asian Leopard Cat

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Hiya. Mine were all spayed on Thursday. Two of them recovered amazingly quickly but the third one is only just starting to look herself. She turned her nose up at food, hid in a covered bed and cried very miserably for over 24 hours while the other two were bounding around and jumping onto wardrobes. Even now she's sleeping more than the other two but she's definitely improving and is coming for attention now.

You don't say what's wrong with the look of the stitching but I was told to look out for it weeping or for any major swelling. Two of mine have quite a bumpy scar but I don't think that's anything to worry about. The other one has a beautiful scar which you can hardly see already - I suspect different vets did the surgery. They haven't been able to reach the stitches because they're semi-internal so none of them have had collars on.

My vet advised a follow up visit 2 days after surgery which should have been this morning, but I rang and we agreed it wasn't necessary. If you're in any doubt, call the vet and take her back in but I do think it's quite normal that they recover at different speeds.


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Thanks. I think that maybe I am worrying too much but it is just so horrible to see her so miserable and not be able to do anything about it! I'm looking forward to when she is back to her old self


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 5:19 pm 
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I know, it's horrible isn't it. I felt awful when mine were looking so miserable and I couldn't explain to them what was happening. Mine are recovering by the minute - Daisy has just stolen a piece of shortbread out of my mouth and is devouring it! Lily was the slowest to recover and she's still a bit quiet but she's improving all the time and taking more interest in what's going on. They odd thing is that they're hissing and spitting at each other which they never did before but it's not really nasty so I assume it will stop.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 1:14 pm 
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Jazz does seem to be a lot better now other then being utterly grumpy about having to wear the collar. We take it off her her whilst she's eating and she becomes more lively and then as soon as she tries to bite herself again we put it back on and immediately her tail drops to the ground and her head droops!! It would be funny to watch if it wasn't so sad! At least she seems to be getting better though. A few more days and maybe the collar can come off


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 1:24 pm 
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Mine all seem to be back to normal apart from the occasional growl at one another which even seems to take them by surprise! Today was the first time they all sat side by side and tucked into their food.

Luckily their stitches have been put in in such a way that they're internal, with just a tiny bit sticking out at one end. It means they can't chew them and I've avoided having to have collars. They do wash the wound site regularly but no sign of them irritating it so far.


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