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Cher, Feline Specialist
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Experience:  Feline Healthcare & Behavior Specialist 40+ years Experience
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Trying to get a female cat to pee. Had surgery 2 days ago

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trying to get a female cat to pee. Had surgery 2 days ago
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Cher replied 2 years ago.
Hello, and welcome!
My name is ***** ***** it will be my pleasure to help you and your Banjo today.
What type of surgery did she have?
Is she eating and drinking? Is she having bowel movements?
Thanks for all your additional detail.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
She had a patella luxation Thursday. She is eating and drinking pretty well. Hasn't had a bowel movement or pee since early Friday..
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
We are trying to express her bladder with massage right now.
Expert:  Cher replied 2 years ago.
Hi again, and thanks for your helpful reply.
Is she able to walk and/or stand in the litterbox to eliminate, or does she need to keep off the leg/foot where the surgery was performed?
Trying to express her bladder with massage and pressure is the best thing to do. These step by step instructions should help:
I hope all will be well with Banjo!
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Warmest regards,
Expert:  Cher replied 2 years ago.
Hi Tim,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Banjo. How is everything going?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
She is getting a bit better. Peeing Daily and 1st BM today. Thanks for checking in.
Expert:  Cher replied 2 years ago.
Hi again, Tim and you're most welcome!
Thanks so much for your update on Banjo and I'm very glad she's improving. It's great to hear that she is peeing every day and had her first b.m. today.
After surgery/anesthesia, it can play havoc with her entire system, so as long as she is exhibiting these positive signs with elimination, that's fantastic.
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You really made my day with this great news and I hope Banjo continues to recover nicely!
Warmest wishes,