If You Are Concerned
Call the clinic at (317) 638-3223 during normal business hours. We will provide complimentary rechecks.
If you think your pet is experiencing a medical emergency after hours, please visit an emergency facility, such as Airport Animal Emergi-Center, 5235 W Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46241, (317) 248-0832.
Feral cats will huddle in a small area. Signs of postoperative problems will not be obvious.
Keep cats on white or light-colored towels so you can see any external bleeding.
Watch food intake closely; lack of interest in food, especially after days with a good appetite can signal a problem.
Clean the litter box often – once daily at a minimum. The cat should urinate at least once daily. Lack of urine production, especially in female cats, can indicate a problem.
Become familiar with the cats ‘energy level’. In most cases a feral cat will not move when you are nearby; however, he/she will be watching closely.
If the cat’s attention to you when you are nearby seems less energetic or his/her eyes seem less bright/attentive, contact the clinic for support.
If you can touch the cat (formerly untouchable) and the cat feels cool to the touch, (especially female cats) he/she could be in trouble.
If the cat’s third eyelid is visible (and does not move back after awaking, etc), this is also a sign of distress.