How to prepare a cat for castration

How to prepare a cat for castration

Castration of a cat – quite simple operation. But this after all surgical intervention which, besides, is carried out under the general anesthesia. Therefore to help an animal it is easier to undergo an operation and to avoid possible complications, preliminary preparation is necessary.


1. If you decided to castrate a cat – you should not register in operation at once. At first consult with the veterinarian – let he will examine your pet, will estimate his state of health. Perhaps, before operation also the calla is required to make tests of urine – especially if it is about an adult animal who could already manage "to get" an urolithic disease (sore kidneys are a contraindication to operation). If infections are found in a cat or parasites – it is necessary to make treatment. Operation can be done not earlier than in three weeks after that.

2. If the cat is not imparted, then vaccination also should be carried out before castration – in 3-4 weeks. After operation the organism of an animal will be weakened, and risk "to catch" an infection will increase.

3. Just before operation the cat should hunger. Medicines for an anesthesia cause an emetic reflex in animals therefore operations do only on a hungry stomach. Stop feeding an animal in 12 hours prior to operation, to give to drink – in 4-6 hours.

4. In case the cat strongly is nervous during the visits to veterinary clinic, then before a trip to operation it is possible to give him soothing that he had no additional stresses. But in that case surely in advance consult with the veterinarian.

5. Before going to operation, prepare all necessary to facilitate to a cat the postoperative period. The first that is required – the warm and protected from drafts town where the cat will "depart" from an anesthesia. It is better if "nest" is located on a floor: during the first hours coordination of movements at a cat can be broken.

6. From a tray remove filler. Rigid pellets can injure or litter a wound – therefore the first week after operation it is better to put the paper which is broken off on pieces in a tray. It is possible to get 2-3 rolls of inexpensive toilet paper for these purposes.

7. It is also possible to buy in veterinary pharmacy or pet-shop a plastic postoperative collar which will not allow an animal to razlizyvat a wound, slowing down thereby healing process. This problem arises at sterilization of females more often, but some cats can also show keen interest in postoperative seams. In advance to foresee as the animal will behave, it is impossible therefore it is better to prepare after all a collar in advance.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team