Caring For Your Cat Before And After Surgery

Considering cat surgery can be a stressful time for pet owners. Most cat surgery today has a low risk associated with it. At Kindred Care Pet Hospital in Richmond, TX, if our veterinarian recommends surgery, we will review all of the risks and benefits of the procedure. There are some steps that you can take to make sure your cat is comfortable during this time.


Before Surgery

The pre-surgery process may change slightly based on the procedure, but there are some general steps to take before surgery. Fast your cat the night before surgery. Remove food from where it is usually located, so they do not try to eat it. Continue to allow your cat to drink water until it is time to leave for the surgery. Continue to give your cat any prescribed medications unless we tell you otherwise.

If your cat has a chronic illness, we may need to provide special instructions for fasting. Check with our team about those requirements. Please be on time for the surgery. There is an important process we follow before surgery, so your cat needs to be on time. Pay close attention to all instructions and follow them carefully. Contact us with any questions.

After Surgery

Some of the post-surgery instructions may change based on the specific surgery, but these general guidelines should be followed. Some procedures are routine and cats can go home a few hours after anesthesia. Other procedures are more advanced and require an extended stay. 

At pick up, we will review any medication needs, along with food and water. We will tell you how to take care of any bandages or stitches. We will also talk to you about how to care for your cat and provide some helpful tips. Be sure to schedule a follow-up appointment before you leave with your cat. 

Once home, allow your cat to recover where it chooses. It should be a quiet and warm place. Reduce any stress for your cat and make sure it is comfortable. For the first 24 hours, you should closely monitor your cat. Keep your cat indoors for at least 24 hours, or until the stitches have been removed.

Most surgeries require your cat to have stitches and you have to make sure your cat does not lick them. Your cat may have to wear a cone so that it does not lick or pull at the stitches. Keep an eye on the incision to ensure it is not red, swollen, or has discharge.

Why Choose Kindred Care Pet Hospital?

We care about your cat as if it was our own. We provide comfort and expert care for all of your cat's needs. Call Kindred Care Pet Hospital in Richmond, TX, today at 281-265-0009 to schedule an appointment.

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update 7/01/2020: 

Regular office hours are now being implemented. We highly recommend the use of face masks and encourage scheduling appointments DURING thIS time . If you are currently undergoing treatment, experiencing symptoms or have been exposed please give the care of your pet to someone close to you. We would greatly appreciate if you inform our staff of this SITUATION. 

     Dear Clients, 

 The implications of the COVID-19 are concerning to all. Our top priority is to protect the health and well-being of our staff, clients and community members. Having said that, we will be taking some precautionary measures and actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in accordance with the CDC recommendations; wEARING OF MASK, Hand washing and social distancing guidelines have been implemented. Team members who are not feeling well or have potential exposure to COVID-19 are being asked to stay at home. We have implemented an increased scope and frequency of cleaning in our facility. Surfaces that are touched frequently are being cleaned often and wiped down. Hand sanitizers are placed in multiple locations. We are encouraging drop off appointments, while spacing out the appointments that absolutely cannot be dropped off in hope of limiting face to face time while ensuring that our patients are getting all of the care needed. We encourage quick hand-off of your pets to clinic staff. In some situations, a case by case analysis of the situation may be considered as far as coming in to the hospital.  We want to thank all our dear clients for your understanding and cooperation in these challenging times.  This too shall pass. 

 Thanks, Dr. Fidelis & Staff.


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