Offer a small amount of canned food when you get home. Feed 1/2 of a normal meal later. Resume normal feeding in the morning. Cats that have not been given extra pain medications may not eat well for a day or two.
No Over-the Counter Pain Medications. TOXIC!
Keep Pets In the House (except for leash walking) for 10 days, Wild Cats for 24 hours.
Avoid Running, Jumping, Playing for at least 10 Days.
Dogs: Allow Short Walks on Leash as Needed.
Cats: Confine to Small Area with Food, Water and Litter.
Keep Warm. Avoid heating pads.
No Baths for 10 days.
E-Collar for 10 days.
Dust-Free Litter is helpful-most clumping litters are dust-free.
WHAT TO EXPECT (In Some Pets) After Surgery
Watery eyes and/or drooling
A scrotum that is up to twice the size of the testicles. This resolves over 1-6 weeks.
A non-painful lump by the incision. Resolves within 3-6 weeks.
Sutures, if present, are under the skin and are absorbed by the body in 1-3 months
WHEN TO CALL A VETERINARIAN
A “lump” near the incision that disappears when pushed on or that is accompanied by poor appetite
Anything protruding from the incision
More than a few drops of blood from the incision the night of surgery or any bleeding thereafter
A pet that is unwilling to move around
Severe swelling (over 2 times the size the testicles had been) of the scrotum.
Decreased appetite that lasts more than 2 days
Skin discoloration, pus or a highly painful swelling around the incision
Anything that has you concerned. Trust your instincts: when in doubt, call the vet.