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Old March 31st, 2013, 03:17 PM
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think my cat may have broken a stitch..

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
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Old March 31st, 2013, 06:25 PM
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Bring your cat to vet right away before she get an infection.
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Old March 31st, 2013, 06:55 PM
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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!
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Old March 31st, 2013, 07:27 PM
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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!
Then the cat should go to an ER vet to made sure it OK. Poor kitty.
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Old March 31st, 2013, 08:33 PM
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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
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Old March 31st, 2013, 08:47 PM
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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.
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make sure she gets some pain meds.
Pain meds...absolutely!..........

BUT..........

NEVER ACCEPT METACAM AS A PAIN RELIEVER FOR A CAT!!!!!!!!!!!!


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

Metacam is the brand name of the chemical meloxicam.

For more of a science-based understanding:
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Cats have a deficiency certain enzymes...which are responsible for glucuronidation, and hence their reduced ability to metabolise certain drugs such as...meloxicam.

This makes the cat uniquely sensitive to certain medications, which at doses given at an equivalent dose to dogs is often fatal due to the slow metabolic clearance of these drugs and increased levels during excretion....

http://vetbook.org/wiki/cat/index.php/Glucuronidation

There are safe pain relievers for cats
...the safest (fewest side effects) is buprenorphine (often Buprexex). http://www.petplace.com/drug-library...nex/page1.aspx (just close the popup window)

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They put the doses in syringes w/o needles so I didn't have to measure anything, just a quick squirt.
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 SAFE FOR CATS!
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Old April 1st, 2013, 11:49 AM
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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.
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Old April 1st, 2013, 06:39 PM
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yikes !! is that the way they looked when she got out of the vet ?
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Old April 1st, 2013, 08:58 PM
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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
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 07:34 AM
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great news - thx for the update.
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 08:34 AM
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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
ahh time for a collar i would think
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