Thread: kitty neutering
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Old March 6th, 2011, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by jassy3399 View Post
They'll give him an injection after, so that he can rest comfortably for the afternoon.
Probably Metacam. A one time post-surgical injection in a young cat is not likely to be a problem.

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Then they talk about an oral pain medication for the next couple of days.
I'd be very careful about this part. Like everyone else has said, most uncomplicated neuters don't need any further pain medication. The boys recover in a day and are back to being their rambunctious selves. If the oral pain medication that your vet is planning to use is more Metacam, that's an off-label use of the drug that has been given a black box warning by the FDA as having potential to cause kidney failure. For some reason, many vets continue to ignore that little tidbit. http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/.../ucm231254.htm
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