TNR Cat Post Operative Instructions

Male Cats Post-Operation Instructions:
1. Male Cats may be released 24 hours after surgery.
2. Keep the cat in the trap in which they were placed after surgery and keep the back-trap door locked. Place the cats in a room with well regulated temperature and you can place a towel or blanket over the trap with one end exposed for ventilation.
3. They should be monitored for bleeding, difficulty breathing, lethargy, loss of appetite, or vomiting. The cats may have a slight decrease in appetite due to the stress of surgery as well as being in the trap. If you see any of these signs please call your regular veterinarian.
4. Do NOT give any medication to the cat that was not specifically prescribed by a veterinarian for that cat.
5. Do NOT apply anything to the incision site and if possible, try to keep the incision site dry.
6. The sutures used for the surgery are dissolvable, so no suture removal is needed.
7. Offer a small amount of food and water to the cat when you get home and repeat every few hours. It is recommended to mix water with some wet food and sliding in into the trap if able to do safely.


Female Cat Post-Operation Instructions:
1. Female cats should be kept inside for 48 hours. If a female cat was pregnant at the time of surgery, it is recommended to keep the cat inside for 48-72 hours if possible.
2. Keep the cat in the trap in which they were always placed after surgery and keep the back-trap door locked. Place the cats in a room with well-regulated temperature and you can place a towel or blanket over the trap with one end exposed for ventilation.
3. They should be monitored for bleeding, difficulty breathing, lethargy, loss of appetite, or vomiting. The cats may have a slight decrease in appetite due to the stress of surgery as well as being in the trap. If you see any of these signs please call your regular veterinarian.
4. Do NOT give any medication to the cat that was not specifically prescribed by a veterinarian for that cat.
5. Do NOT apply anything to the incision site and if possible, try to keep the incision site dry.
6. The sutures used for the surgery are dissolvable, so no suture removal is needed.
7. Offer a small amount of food and water to the cat when you get home and repeat every few hours. It is recommended to mix water with some wet food and sliding in into the trap if able to do safely.


Releasing after surgery
1. Release the cat to the same area where it was trapped.
2. Cover one side of the trap and open the uncovered side to pointed toward the area where the cat wants to go.
3. Some cats may exit immediately but some cats may remain in the trap a little bit longer, just give them some time.