Unless you plan to breed your kitten once it has matured, it is a good idea to have the kitten neutered before it shows an interest in roaming to find a mate. Neutering a male cat is a perfectly simple, straightforward procedure that vets perform on a daily basis. It is the humane way to go in order to help curb the cat population. If your male kitten is reaching the stage where it is ready to be neutered, you may be wondering how to care for your newly neutered kitten.
Loss of Appetite
Some kittens suffer from a loss of appetite following neutering and will not show any interest in eating or drinking the day of surgery. Continue to offer your kitten fresh food and water as usual and encourage him to eat and drink. If the kitten is still not showing any interest in eating or drinking 24 hours after surgery, call the vet for further advice on what to do.
Contact with Other Pets
Is your kitten used to playing with another pet in the house? If so, it can be especially hard to keep the kitten apart from other pets. But it is important to follow the vet’s advice and to keep the kitten in quiet surroundings while it recovers from surgery. The kitten also needs to be kept contained inside the house.
Male kittens that have been neutered will usually heal fairly quickly. But as the site of the incision will be left open to drain, cat owners must ensure that the litter tray is kept scrupulously clean. This will help to prevent infection in their kitten during the healing process. Neutered kittens will not need any supervision while using the litter tray. Kittens will also be able to clean the incision area without any help from their cat owners.
It is important for cat owners to be extremely careful when handling their kitten following neutering, as the incision site will be tender and sore. Touching or stretching the incision area can cause great discomfort for newly neutered kittens.
Neutered kittens are remarkably resilient and will recover quickly from surgery. Cat owners should be on hand to supervise their kitten and encourage him to eat and drink. They should also limit contact with other pets and be careful when handling the kitten so that they do not cause unnecessary pain to the kitten during handling.
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