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Robin.24 March 31st, 2013 03:17 PM

think my cat may have broken a stitch..
 
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I had my cat spayed just over a week ago she has been fine and normal but has been licking her stitches the past few days ive been stopping her, but it seems like she may have ripped a stitch out, and im worried it may be infected. she has been mobile and eating and drinking as uaual. some help plse

Barkingdog March 31st, 2013 06:25 PM

Bring your cat to vet right away before she get an infection.

pattymac March 31st, 2013 06:55 PM

ya that looks nasty! Hate to say it but that's a lousy stitching job! I'd be changing vets if I saw stitches like that!

Barkingdog March 31st, 2013 07:27 PM

[QUOTE=pattymac;1055874]ya that looks nasty! Hate to say it but that's a lousy stitching job! I'd be changing vets if I saw stitches like that![/QUOTE]

Then the cat should go to an ER vet to made sure it OK. Poor kitty.

Robin.24 March 31st, 2013 08:33 PM

ya I didn't think it looked right either...this whole experience has been a nightmare...im taking her to the vet first thing in the morning.. thanks for your replys

pattymac March 31st, 2013 08:47 PM

make sure she gets some pain meds. My vet gave my kitten metacam liquid. They put the doses in syringes w/o needles so I didn't have to measure anything, just a quick squirt.

RUSTYcat April 1st, 2013 11:00 AM

[QUOTE=pattymac;1055879]make sure she gets some pain meds.[/quote]
Pain meds...absolutely!..........

[B][COLOR="Red"]BUT[/COLOR][/B]..........[B]

NEVER ACCEPT METACAM AS A PAIN RELIEVER FOR A CAT!!!!!!!!!!!![/B]

First, for the plain-and-simple version: [url]http://www.metacamkills.com[/url]

Metacam is the brand name of the chemical [B][COLOR="Red"][I]meloxicam[/I][/COLOR][/B].

For more of a science-based understanding:[quote]Cats have a deficiency certain enzymes...which are responsible for glucuronidation, and hence [B]their reduced ability to metabolise certain drugs such as...[I][COLOR="Red"]meloxicam[/COLOR][/I][/B].

This makes the [B][COLOR="Red"]cat uniquely sensitive to certain medications[/COLOR][/B], which at doses given at an equivalent dose to dogs is [B][I][COLOR="Red"]often fatal[/COLOR] due to the slow metabolic clearance of these drugs[/I][/B] and increased levels during excretion....

[url]http://vetbook.org/wiki/cat/index.php/Glucuronidation[/url][/quote]
[B]
There are [COLOR="Blue"]safe[/COLOR] pain relievers for cats[/B]...the safest (fewest side effects) is buprenorphine (often Buprexex). [url]http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/buprenorphine-buprenex/page1.aspx[/url] (just close the popup window)

[quote]They put the doses in syringes w/o needles so I didn't have to measure anything, just a quick squirt.[/QUOTE]

Buprenorphine is also dispensed in small syringes....and, it does not need to be swallowed...it's absorbed by the oral tissue...no fuss, no muss....AND [B][COLOR="Blue"]SAFE FOR CATS[/COLOR][/B]!

pattymac April 1st, 2013 11:49 AM

thanks Rusty!! I will make a note of that, should I be needing pain meds sometimes for my kitties!! I remember it was a very small dose and she only got 2 syringes.

Jim Hall April 1st, 2013 06:39 PM

yikes !! is that the way they looked when she got out of the vet ?

Robin.24 April 1st, 2013 08:58 PM

I took her in to the vet this morning she has an infection but I got some antibiotics for her now....thanks for the replys...and no this is a week after her surgery she was picking at it before and broke a stitch...doing a lot better now resting up :)

marko April 2nd, 2013 07:34 AM

great news - thx for the update.

Jim Hall April 2nd, 2013 08:34 AM

[QUOTE=Robin.24;1055925]I took her in to the vet this morning she has an infection but I got some antibiotics for her now....thanks for the replys...and no this is a week after her surgery she was picking at it before and broke a stitch...doing a lot better now resting up :)[/QUOTE] ahh time for a collar i would think


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