After abdominal surgery, pets may have difficulty emptying their intestines or bladder. And you need to carefully monitor this in order to turn to the veterinarian for help in time. But why doesn’t the cat go to the toilet after sterilization?
Why the cat does not pee after sterilization
It all depends on how long the cat does not pee after sterilization. If on the same day as the operation was, then perhaps the sensitivity of the bladder receptors has not yet been restored (it still does not “feel” that it is full). Maybe it has not yet filled (if the cat did not drink after sterilization).
If the next day the whisker does not pee again, but drinks, then you need to go to the veterinarian for help. Perhaps inflammation has begun. The ureters are swollen and urine cannot come out. The veterinarian will place a catheter to remove the contents of the bladder and begin treatment.
Alternatively, you can try to give a quarter of no-shpa (an excellent antispasmodic). The swelling will subside a little, and the urine itself will come out. If this also did not help, then there is no way to do without a veterinarian.
If the cat does not pee after sterilization after some time, then the reason may be that the animal started having urolithiasis (sand or stones make it difficult for urine to flow out). Do not exclude cystitis, nephritis, pyelonephritis. Of course, there will be other clinical signs, in addition to a dry tray, but still the lack of urination should alert the owner.
Why the cat does not poop after sterilization
Quite a common problem when a cat after sterilization does not go to the toilet in a big way. If there were no problems before, then a defecation delay of more than a day and painful attempts to empty the intestines indicate that the mustache has constipation.
Immediately after surgery, the animal will be weakened until it comes to its senses. Appetite and a desire to drink may appear several hours after returning from the clinic. However, do not try to immediately feed and drink a whisker. First, you need to wait until the cat is confidently standing on its paws and firmly moving around the house. Secondly, after sterilization it is not necessary to try to feed the animal. Food should be light but nutritious. Ideally, chicken stock, oatmeal, skimmed cottage cheese or kefir. Leave the “heavy” food on later.
On the day after surgery, do not expect the cat to descend in a big way onto the tray. Often the intestines are not emptied, because the tension of the abdominal walls is a little painful for the cat, and the digestive tract is empty (after all, at least 12 hours before the operation should be the last meal).
However, on the next day, the animal must empty its intestines, otherwise the longer it will endure, the worse for itself. And feces will harden and dry out, and intoxication can begin. Do not prescribe laxatives on your own. Be sure to consult a veterinarian to prevent adhesions or damage to the integrity of the intestinal wall (you never know if the walls were damaged during the operation).
If the veterinarian has not found any pathologies, he will recommend giving your pet a laxative (liquid paraffin, duphalac, lactose or an enema). Constipation is extremely dangerous because the pet will begin to squeeze, and seams can open. Therefore, bowel movement should not cause cat discomfort.
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