When your cat is ready to come home, your vet will give you some advice for looking after them until they’re back on their feet. This advice will depend on your cat’s specific treatment, and should include check-up dates and any medicine your pet needs to help them recover. Each cat is different, so follow your vet’s advice and give them a call if you think your cat isn’t recovering properly; even if you’re just not sure what to do, they’ll be happy to help.
Even if your cat is usually an energetic bundle of fun, they’ll probably feel quite dozy after their anaesthetic, so don’t worry if they’re a little sleepy for a while. Despite this, check they’re eating enough to help them get better, and look out for any signs of pain.
As your cat will need rest, put their bed somewhere warm, safe and cosy, preferably where there isn’t a lot of noise or people coming in and out – ask the family to resist the temptation to all go and say ‘hello’ to your cat all the time! Try to keep children and other animals away from your cat to help make sure they get the best rest possible. If your brave cat isn’t back to normal after 12 hours, it’s a good idea to call the vet to see if anything’s wrong.