Friday, December 6, 2013

Neutering didn't go quite as planned


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
I went and got them after work and brought them home. I cleaned up the room, put some food down, then opened up the carrier and took them out one by one to give them a once over so I would know how things looked like when they were done. This way I would know where we started from to be able to tell if things were healing or having problems. Penelope was first.


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 

12 comments:

  1. Paws crossed that everyone heals up with no more complications!

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  2. Little Lion calls out to me everytime I see his picture but I just shouldn't! I already have a house full, Sassy hasn't even been home a month and well, kitten energy would probably not be a big win with most of the rest of them.

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  3. NORMAN???!?!? I've been missing in action for a couple of weeks. Which one is Norman so I can blow him kisses?

    It's the best name ever.

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  4. poor girl....but no matter what I am constantly amazed at how quickly kittens bounce back

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  5. ITA with Kelly--Norman is a great name! That is quite an incision for Penelope. I sure hope it heals without any problems.

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  6. We love Little Lion's eyeliner. It's so attractive. :)

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  7. please kitties heal quickly.

    emma and buster

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  8. good luck and Paws crossed for everything!

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  9. Purring for everybody to heal up quickly and safely.

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  10. We purr that they all heal quickly and there's no complications. They all are so cute!

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  11. Poor lil' kit! Our CC had an undescended testicle (no wonder he was hard to sex!)and he came home with quite the inscicion, too.

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  12. Poor sweet little Penelope! Sending huge purrs for her to heal quickly with ease and purrs to everyone else too!

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