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My year old cat was spayed 2 days ago. since then she hasn't…

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My year old cat was spayed 2 days ago. since then she hasn't eaten or drank much and very lethargic even with pain meds. We went back to the vet today and found out she has a fever and was given and antibiotic and fluids. She's still not eating/ drinking or acting any better and threw up twice only 3 hours after we came home. She has used the liter box once. How long do I wait to bring her back to the vet?

Veterinarian's Assistant: We take care of them immediately, but sometimes it takes 3 to 5 days for the banks to process things.

The vet didn't do blood work yet so I'm not sure what is happening and why she's not doing any better.

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Cat Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
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Welcome to JustAnswer.com! My name is***** and I have been a licensed veterinarian for 10 years. I would be happy to answer your question. I'm sorry to hear that your cat is not doing well after surgery. Your vet is probably suspecting a post-operative infection as a result of the spay and that's why they are treating her with antibiotics and pain medication. However, they can also need treatment with anti-nausea medication and appetite stimulants while they are recovering from an infection. Have you asked your vet about those? Also, what type and how much pain medication are you giving?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
they told me to stop giving her the pain meds until we do a follow up on Monday afternoon. They didn't tell me anything about anti-nausea meds. They gave me a can of wet food that high in calories since she's only 6lbs but she wont touch anything. What kills me is that her fever was at 106 around noon today EST and they sent us home. How long do we wait to bring her to an emergency animal hospital or do we just wait until Monday?
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Cat Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

It sounds like she is pretty sick. If at all possible, I would get her to the ER now and not wait to have her seen.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Cat Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

She may need an anti-inflammatory medication if she's got a fever again, and an appetite stimulant like mirtazapine and an anti-nausea medication such as Cerenia would be good. They might also recommend giving her some fluids under her skin to keep her hydrated and bring fever down, if she has one.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Cat Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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