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BronAndRaj

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My adult male sphynx who is 2 1/2 years old just got neutered today and he's still a little disorientated from the anesthesia but he keeps trying to lick/nibble at his incision site. The sac is still there and hangs pretty low because it will take time to recover and shrivel up but in the mean time, what are some things I can do to make the irritation more tolerable? He's currently wearing a cone but I'm not sure how long that will last him before he has had enough of it. Thank you!
 
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Here are some tips:

  • Don't allow your cat to lick at the incision site. Licking and chewing could cause an infection, or cause the incision to reopen. Distract your cat with treats, toys, and attention. A plastic e-collar (or cone that fits over your cat's head) will help keep your cat from licking and chewing; leave it on for at least a week after the operation.
  • Don't use cat litter with male cats. Instead, use shredded paper for at least a week. Dust from cat litter could get into the incision, causing an infection.
  • Don't allow jumping, playing, or any strenuous activity for at least five days post surgery, as this could cause the sutures to reopen.
  • Don't bathe your cat for at least a week. If water gets into the incision, it could get infected.
  • Don't try to remove the sutures. They are absorbable and don't need removal.


Read more: Caring For Your Kitten Post Neuter Surgery

Hope he heals well!
 

BronAndRaj

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Thank you so much this helped a lot! I really appreciate it
Here are some tips:

  • Don't allow your cat to lick at the incision site. Licking and chewing could cause an infection, or cause the incision to reopen. Distract your cat with treats, toys, and attention. A plastic e-collar (or cone that fits over your cat's head) will help keep your cat from licking and chewing; leave it on for at least a week after the operation.
  • Don't use cat litter with male cats. Instead, use shredded paper for at least a week. Dust from cat litter could get into the incision, causing an infection.
  • Don't allow jumping, playing, or any strenuous activity for at least five days post surgery, as this could cause the sutures to reopen.
  • Don't bathe your cat for at least a week. If water gets into the incision, it could get infected.
  • Don't try to remove the sutures. They are absorbable and don't need removal.

Read more: Caring For Your Kitten Post Neuter Surgery

Hope he heals well!
 

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My adult male sphynx who is 2 1/2 years old just got neutered today and he's still a little disorientated from the anesthesia but he keeps trying to lick/nibble at his incision site. The sac is still there and hangs pretty low because it will take time to recover and shrivel up but in the mean time, what are some things I can do to make the irritation more tolerable? He's currently wearing a cone but I'm not sure how long that will last him before he has had enough of it. Thank you!
Hello,
The Anastasia can last 24 - 48 hours. They do make "friendlier" collars on the market today.

http://www.amazon.com/KONG-Cloud-E-Collar-Cats-X-Small/dp/B0045Y1JHA

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