How long does the sterilization of cats take? And castration?

Neutering in cats lasts about 60 minutes

The sterilization or neutering of animals that do not want to be raised is one of the main responsibilities that we have as their caretakers. Unfortunately, many puppies end up being abandoned, living on the streets or, in the worst case, treated as if they were garbage.

But How long does the sterilization of cats last? And the one about castration? If it is the first time that you are going to take a feline to operate so that it does not have kittens, it is very possible that one of the doubts you have is this. And it is that, nobody who loves these animals wants to see them badly, and although these operations are carried out by veterinarians every day, knowing it does not prevent us from feeling worried and even nervous.

Neutering prevents the cat from reproducing

To make an article more orderly, we are going to see what is sterilization and what is castration.

What is feline sterilization?

Sterilization It is an operation that consists of tying the fallopian tubes to the females, and to cut the seminiferous ducts to the males. The time it takes a veterinarian to perform it is about 30-40 minutes, after which it is left in a cage until it wakes up. It is much less invasive than castration, so the recovery period is much faster: from 2 to 5 days.

However, the animal will continue to have heat, so the behavior it may have derived from it, that is, the excessive meowing of the cat, and the "aggressiveness" of the cat will not disappear.

If you want to know more about the sterilization of a cat, enter the link that we have just left you.

What is feline castration?

Castration It is an operation that consists of removing the sexual glands, thus eliminating any possibility of pregnancy but, in addition, it also prevents her from having more heat. In the case of the female, the uterus and ovaries can be removed, which is known as an ovariohysterectomy; or just the ovaries, in which case it would be an oophorectomy. If it is a male, the testicles will be removed.

The time it takes a veterinarian to perform it is, at least, about 30 minutes if it is a male, and one hour if it is a female.. Being a more complicated operation, there are many veterinarians who prefer to keep the animal in the clinic or hospital until the next day. However, he will not have fully recovered until 7-10 days have passed (although it must be said: the cat will want to run and play on the second day; and the female at 3-4 days will begin to return to her routine).

Tips to help your pet after neutering / spaying

The days that can pass after neutering can be very long, because what you want is for your pet to recover as soon as possible and be normal again. Although now What matters most is that you take good care of him so that he knows that he is loved and that, together with the care you give him, his recovery is as fast as possible.

Not all cats recover in the same time, because like people, they have their own rhythm to heal. It is important that you take care of him and that you follow the instructions of your veterinarian so that he has a speedy recovery. But in addition, we are also going to give you some tips that are sure to be great for you.

Remember that if your cat is not fully recovered and you allow unrestricted activities, this could lead to complications and negative consequences. Something that could cause you to still need more time to recover and more time to care. And it is that as in everything in this life, it's better to prevent than to cure!

Why your pet should be without much movement

Take care of your recently operated cat

One of the reasons why your cat or cat should keep their activity restricted is because at the surgery site if the animal moves too much, the sutures open. If these sutures are fully opened in the pet there will be nothing to prevent the intestines and other organs from exiting the body, being fatal to the pet and most likely resulting in death. This is especially true for females.

In the case of males, excessive movement can lead to bleeding It will fill the empty slag sac and can lead to a scrotal rupture if enough pressure builds up and it can be extremely painful.

Better without bathrooms

This can be tricky, especially if your cat needs a bath because she's gotten dirty, but it's best avoided. If you bathe your pet after surgery there may be a danger to his health. Bacteria can get into the surgery site and infect the area. It is better that in case you want to bathe your cat you do it with a shampoo without water that you will find in pet stores... But you should not use it in any area near the surgery and much less on it.

Check the incision

It is important that you check your pet's incision twice a day. This is especially important because you never know if something abnormal may be going on unless you actually check it out. Make your pet move over everything to see how he has the scar. Check for redness, swelling, and / or discharge.

There may be some bruising, redness, or swelling as your pet heals. However, if you don't check it twice a day, you won't know if there is a constant change in the appearance of the incision. If there is a dramatic change in the incision, you must take your pet back to the clinic to be checked again.

Put an Elizabethan collar on her

Elizabethan collars are good options for dogs and cats that undergo this type of surgery, in this way you will prevent them from licking or touching the wound (at the risk of infecting it and making it worse). It's easy enough for you to remind yourself not to scratch on something that hurts or itches, but unfortunately our pets are not capable of this!

The collar is a great way to keep your pet from getting hurt. Pets take a few days to get used to the collar, but if you keep it on all the time, they will get used to it even faster. Keep it on whenever you can't directly supervise your pet.

That means when you are sleeping, you are not at home, or when you are busy preparing dinner or watching television and your pet is not directly in your vision. It's amazing how quickly they can bite down and chew on the sutures and pull them out if you can't stop them right away. Try to remember the last time you had a cut that was healing and the itch that began to appear between 5 and 8 days later ... Well, the same thing happens to your pet but he does not have the ability to resist the urge to scratch.

Do not forget

After your cat has undergone surgery, you should keep him restricted from movement for two weeks. That means no running, jumping, playing games, off-leash walking, or being unattended without restrictions. It is NEVER a good idea to leave your pet in the yard unattended after surgery. Do not bathe your pet and keep the collar on at all times.

Last but not least, check that incision twice a day to make sure it's healing properly. If you have concerns about your pet's surgery, you can take her to the vet during the next few days or call her so she can address any of your concerns.

Remember that neutering and spaying are necessary for all cats to avoid feline overpopulation and also to prevent them from contracting diseases throughout their lives. It is the best option for your pet, as well as for you, as well as for the cat community and society in general. It is your responsibility that your pet is neutered or spayed so that it can live a long and happy life with you.

Sterilization in cats is a quick operation

Worrying is human. This means that we love our animals. But if the vet is a good professional, problems do not have to arise. Much encouragement.

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