my cat wont eat after surgery shes been home for 1 and a 1/2 days and she wont even touch her favori

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  • Stephanie ChangtuStephanie Changtu Miami Fl,Member Posts: 883
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    Thats why! :D If She Had Surgery she's probaly in pain so she won't eat for a few days.
  • Joy WaltersJoy Walters Member Posts: 9,276
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    Keep a close eye on your kitty. If she was spayed, then she should start eating again very quickly. My little piggie, Izzie, cleaned up a whole can the next morning! If she seems unusually lethargic, her eyes are dull, she has trouble getting around (seems very sore) take her back to the vet. Watch her incision for redness or swelling. Of course, vomiting or diarrhea is a big red flag. You can also try a little wet food on your finger to see if she'll take it. Since the weekend is coming, you might want to make a call to your vet today just to put your mind at ease..
  • Pina MartinelliPina Martinelli YonkersMember Posts: 19
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    Depending on the kind of surgery she had, it is possible that the anesthesia they gave her could be making her a bit nauseated. If she feels nauseous, she definitely won't eat. This happens with people, too. Anesthesia takes some time to get out of our systems (and humans, as well), so she may be feeling some side effects from that. She could also be in pain, but usually - and if she was just spayed - they bounce back pretty quickly after that. Is she drinking water? It is important that she drinks water as she can become dehydrated pretty quickly given her size. Is she urinating? Has she had a bowel movement? If she continues not to eat for another day, you really should call your vet to find out what they think and if they have some solutions to help her.
  • Moxie PopMoxie Pop Los AngelesMember Posts: 130
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    Call your vet's office & ask whether your particular situation is expected/ok & when you should bring your kitty back in if she doesn't start eating again. For about 7 days after being spayed, my kitty would come running when she heard a can of cat food being opened or the jingling of dry kibble in its jar but after smelling the food, she would just walk away! The medicines were making her nauseous. The vet's solution was to switch her medicines but that didn't help. She seemed excited at the thought of food but the smell made her not want to eat - does this sound like your situation? If so, you can try giving droppers of milk made for cats (buy at a pet store) and blended wet food with water from a can of tuna or cat canned food gravy, and apply a bit of wet food to the roof of her mouth so she has some nutrition. Don't force it. After my kitty finished her meds, she started eating again - she had lost weight. Monitor your kitty's behavior carefully & stay in contact with your vet.
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