Generally the kittens are neutered with little to no complications. This time was slightly different. At this point the kittens are fine, eating and walking about the kitten room, but I will be keeping an eye on them just in case..
I dropped them off Thursday morning and they spent the day at the shelter. I got an email at 4:30 telling me they were all set and ready to go. The kitten formerly known as Blue Eye that is now Penelope had a slight complication. She was missing the uterine horn on one side. The vet had to expand the incision to find the ovary, so she has a much larger incision and was probably under a bit longer to make sure it was done right.
|Image from Pet Informed. |
Well done page with lots of info on spaying, may be TMI for a casual pet owner
The incision for a normal kitten spay is often 1/3 this long..
I was able to check over the boys next. no photos of those because they were squirmy and the area is much smaller and it is really hard to get good photos so I didn't even try. They looked great though. Lion was nicked with the shaver when they shaved his back and rear end when he was turned into the shelter, and I could tell it healed up very nicely; you can't even tell it happened.
I then reached in and pulled out the little long haired black girl.
Her incision looks great. It is in the bottom 1/3 of the photo and is a little hard to see. Unfortunately this is the best photo, as she was also squirmy and not very happy about being held. She also had something on her back feet that looked like a pinkish beige. I took a sniff of it and it didn't smell like diarrhea, but I looked at her rear end anyway and there was nothing there. I put her down and let her run off because I knew that was what she REALLY wanted, and investigated the padding she was on. It looks and smells a bit like she urinated, and it looks like there might have been a little blood in the urine. I am concerned, but not panicked. She walked around just fine, was very interested in food and was eating well. I will report it to the shelter just as an FYI unless something changes.
But I will be keeping a very close eye on her much to her dismay. At this point she has no where to go so sitting around at Casa de Gato is the only thing on her to-do list. Penelope has found herself a home and Mr. Crazy Pants (they are thinking Norman) has also called out to someone and has himself a home.
Wouldn't it be nice if our little Lion would call to someone as well??
|My first photoshop cloning experiment|