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« Reply #180 on: March 10, 2011, 01:21:14 PM »

Glad to hear they are all eating!  If either girlcat was in any type of heat phase (which sounds probable) and not in the "latent" period, it may take a little longer for them to recover energy, since there is more of an impact on the body.  At least, that has been my experience.
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« Reply #181 on: March 10, 2011, 01:32:06 PM »

That might explain a lot! I think both of them  actually were somewhere in the heat cycle stages.....There had been no "no heat" time during the past couple of months, one or the other or both were always in heat.
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« Reply #182 on: March 10, 2011, 02:30:09 PM »

It does take longer if they are in heat. They are aleady swollen before the surgery & their hormones are acting up. As long as they are eating & drinking & going, I wouldn't worry. Just keep an eye on their output & the incisions.
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« Reply #183 on: March 10, 2011, 02:43:38 PM »

The other thing to watch for with an in-heat spay is urinary incontinence, like the cat wets while sleeping or during movement.  If you see that, it's wise to update your vet.  This is not the usual case, but it can happen, particularly in the first few days.  Mostly it is an isolated incident, but if repeated may indicate a need for treatment.
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« Reply #184 on: March 10, 2011, 02:49:32 PM »

Thanks. Poor little things,I had wished to schedule them when they were not in heat...it just couldn't be done the way they were purpetually going....

I will watch the food, the outputs, the stitches, and if they are incontinent at all.

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« Reply #185 on: March 10, 2011, 02:59:23 PM »

Yes, I know what you mean.  I encountered this with Phantom, who went from being a nursing mom to full heat in less than a week when her kittens left home.  I'd scheduled her spay for 3 weeks after the kittens left, and she seemed to be in constant heat through that time.  I also encountered it with Kalahari, who went into her first heat at five months of age a week before her previously-set spay appointment, and didn't seem to let up either.

(I think I learned to recognize every tomcat within a 20-mile radius. Tongue )
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« Reply #186 on: March 10, 2011, 04:25:32 PM »

Wow, I am still in the learning curve here. I guess we were lucky in the past to have our 3 previous spays on their quiet cycles. A 4th female cat was already spayed when we got her.
We lucked out here too, avoiding toms as it is winter and very cold and snowy/icy, and the neighbor cats that I know of are not males.

Smokey ate the least at supper, but still did pretty good, more than half her meal-on top of  all her lunch... Before she could leave her food dish I tempted her back with more of that "aromatic" kibble stuff...I don't approve of the ingredients- but she is already so skinny I just want her to eat something more. Bug is skinny too but she has that elongated Siamese build and she seems more muscular. I might get some Nutrical for Smokey if not for both of them anyhow.
I think Smokey was not only sick but starving when our niece rescued her from a parking lot, and I am not sure how long she had her before coming up here. Now that the hormones are going to settle down, I am hoping that we can beef these little girls up.  Tongue
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« Reply #187 on: March 10, 2011, 05:23:23 PM »

Update, Smokey went to the box, peed, pooed, then upchucked all in the space of two minutes.
At least that went into the litter, too..
I hope it is only the food combo. Aaakkkk! The vet is getting a call tomorrow for sure.
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« Reply #188 on: March 10, 2011, 06:13:49 PM »

Smokey may just have overeaten, too.  Sometimes when they have not been eating, and then get their appetites back, they eat fast or gorge in an attempt to make it up.  With her history, that behavior could be even more likely.  I think she'll be fine, but of course the vet should know.
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« Reply #189 on: March 10, 2011, 06:44:21 PM »

I gave Smokey some more wet-only food, hope this stays in,she appeared to be hungry enough. Doc has only late hours tomorrow- will call him in the afternoon.
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« Reply #190 on: March 10, 2011, 07:11:30 PM »

Hoping it was 'eyes bigger than the tummy' creating the upchuck and that the next food offering will stay down.
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« Reply #191 on: March 11, 2011, 05:15:50 AM »

How are the girls today, Meowli? I hope smokey is over her upset tummy.  Anesthesia does tend to make upset stomachs, so maybe it's just that.  It takes a while to work itself out of the system.
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« Reply #192 on: March 11, 2011, 05:29:56 AM »

Smokey ate most of her breakfast this morning-but still seems somewhat"out of it".  Bug is already back to being  playful.
I think Smokey still has some discomfort, poor little kitten. I will run all the symptoms by the doc later today.
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« Reply #193 on: March 12, 2011, 05:34:07 PM »

How are your kittens doing, Meowli?
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« Reply #194 on: March 13, 2011, 04:00:04 AM »

Better, thank you. Smokey still seems in a slight discomfort but both are eating. Only one upchuck since the last, I think Smokey did eat too much at once that time.  Tongue
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