LOCATION AND HOURS:

139 Shaw St.
Fall River, MA 02724
Phone: 508.672.4813
email: info@petpartnersne.org

   
HOURS

 
Mon: Clinic/Surgery 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tues: Clinic/Surgery 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: Clinic/Surgery 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thurs: Surgery 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: Call for availability
Sat: Call for availability
Sunday: Closed

 

 

 

AFTER CARE FOR YOUR CAT

  1. Keep your cat in its carrier until he or she can stand alone. Please do not try to handle him/her during this time.

  2. It is best to put your cat in a quiet, warm room away from small children and other pets for at least 24 hours.

  3. Make sure they have access to a litter box and check to see that they are using it.

  4. Offer you cat a small amount of water and food around 8:00 pm. Do not be alarmed if they are not interested in food until tomorrow. If your cat vomits, take the food away and offer it again in the morning, also in small amounts. If your cat does not want to eat anything the day following surgery or continues vomiting, please call us.

  5. Cats must stay indoors after surgery: Males should stay in 3-4 days depending on the weather. Females should stay in 10-12 days.

  6. For females that were in heat at the time of surgery- she will still attract male cats for 7-10 days so keep her indoors and away from un-neutered male cats over 6 months old.

Care of the surgical incision

All sutures are dissolvable. You do not need to bring the cat back for suture removal. You do not need to wash the incision or put anything on it. No bandages are necessary.

Males- no sutures are placed in the skin since the incision is less than 1/4” long. Simply watch the incision site to make sure it looks clean and dry. The scrotum will look a little swollen for 2-3 days.

Females- the incision will be below the umbilicus surrounded by a shaved tummy. The incision length will vary from 1-3” depending on the size of your cat and if she was in heat or pregnant at the time of surgery. There will be one to several dissolvable sutures in the skin. It is common for a cat to pull these sutures out on her own. If the skin edges are not gapping then do not worry about the sutures. Also it is common for swelling to be seen and felt along the incision site a few days after surgery. This swelling is expected and will go away on it s own in about 2 weeks.

Please call us if: