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He just got fixed when we picked him up he had black stuff…

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He just got fixed...

He just got fixed when we picked him up he had black stuff around and in his nose then white crusty stuff below his nose

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?

Eli and he is 5 months old and blond

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Eli?

He was fine before he went to the vet and he has had all his shots and chiped

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Sara, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Hi this is Dr. Sara. When was Eli neutered? Is he feeling ok or is he having symptoms of a respiratory infection. The crusting around his nose may be normal.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
he seems to be fine he plays with his two brothers who also got fixed
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
he's eating well and is active it just looks like it hurts!!!!
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Sara, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

So sometimes the crusting around the nose is because they got a little dehydrated during the surgery and some of the normal mucus dried up. This could also be the case for the white crusty stuff below his nose, or possibly a little lubrication or surgical scrub was on his fur. I would just clean both areas with a wash cloth.

Oh, ok, I didn't realize the area looked inflamed. Can you send me a pic?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I don't have my phone here at first it looked like the skin between his nose and upper lip looked raw
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
the bridge of his nose also seems a little blackened I wonder if the vet may have been a little rough with him she seemed in a hurry
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Sara, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

So sometimes the crusting around the nose is because they got a little dehydrated during the surgery and some of the normal mucus dried up. This could also be the case for the white crusty stuff below his nose, or possibly a little lubrication or surgical scrub was on his fur. I would just clean both areas with a wash cloth.

Oh, ok, I didn't realize the area looked inflamed. Can you send me a pic?

Ok no problem, I wonder if they use an endotracheal tube for a neuter procedure. This would leave a tie mark over the bridge of the nose. Does it look like his fur is ruffled there?

Do you have any ointment at home that you could use to soothe it?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
what kind of sav do you recommend
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
because I'm Shure he will lick it
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Sara, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

So sometimes the crusting around the nose is because they got a little dehydrated during the surgery and some of the normal mucus dried up. This could also be the case for the white crusty stuff below his nose, or possibly a little lubrication or surgical scrub was on his fur. I would just clean both areas with a wash cloth.

Oh, ok, I didn't realize the area looked inflamed. Can you send me a pic?

Ok no problem, I wonder if they use an endotracheal tube for a neuter procedure. This would leave a tie mark over the bridge of the nose. Does it look like his fur is ruffled there?

Do you have any ointment at home that you could use to soothe it?

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Sara, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Sorry, it keeps repeating. How about something like a cortaid cream or hydorcortisone cream.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Sara, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

or maybe just something simple like a cool compress. If you do at some point get a picture, I would love to see it.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
he won't get sick if he licks it
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I will have my wife send you some photos were should we send them?
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
the white crusty stuff is also in his whiskers a little
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Sara, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Ok that sounds good. You can attach right to this thread or you can email to***@******.***

I start appointments again at 2pm but I will be back on this evening to look for any pics. I will be on here until about 1:45

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
OK Thank you very much ..Todd
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Sara, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Sure, I'll talk to you soon. In the meantime, maybe try a cool wash cloth

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Sara, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Hi, I just checked my email and didn't see any pics, just wondering if you still want me to take a look at the skin.

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