The minimum age for surgery is 4 months old (or 4 pounds body weight).
Bring your cat to Colfax Cat Clinic at 9am on surgery day unless other arrangements are made.
No food after 6am on surgery day. Do not withhold water. (Cats have a fast metabolism so please allow access to food until 6am surgery day to prevent hypoglycemia.)
Please have your cat in a secure pet carrier. Cat carriers are available to borrow if needed.
All surgeries include: pre- operative examination and analgesic, anesthetic monitoring, absorbable sutures and subcutaneous electrolyte solution. Nail trims and an abdominal tattoo are available by request at no extra charge. If your cat is due for a vaccine, the fee is $5 less for each vaccine at time of surgery.
After surgery your cat will rest in a warm, darkened, quiet kennel room through the afternoon, evening, and
Please pick up your cat at 9am on the day following surgery unless other arrangements are made. Limit your cat’s activity for one week after surgery. As much as possible, avoid stairs and jumping on and off counters or furniture.
Look at your cat’s surgery site twice daily. Call or email Dr. Elfers if your cat is not eating or acting normally within 24 hours at home or if you notice an increase in redness or swelling of the incision. Gentle, occasional licking at and around the incision is normal. If the licking seems to be more than you would expect, please call for advice. The sutures are absorbable, below the skin and do not need to be removed.