Question by Pink_lemur: Could my cat have gotten sick from…?
Could my cat have gotten sick from being spayed?

I took my cat to a low-cost spay and neuter clinic to get her spayed. A few days afterwords she started throwing up any food she ate. Well, I had just switched her over from kitten food to something for adults because she is old enough now for the “complete nutrition” kind. I thought the new food was making her sick, so I went back to feeding her the old kitten food (yes, I went gradually from one food to the other by mixing them together). However, a few days ago, she started throwing up again. I thought it was because of hyperactivity. I just put her back with her brother, and they play alot, so I thought maybe she was eating and then playing hard, and that’s what was causing her to vomit. However, I heard her make an awful noise today. It sounded like a dog with kennel cough was hacking something up. It was very loud and terrifying, but as soon as I came around the corner to see if she was o.k., the noise stopped, and she was purring.

I’m taking her to a normal vet tomorrow to find out if she’s got some freaky illness. I’m hoping what I heard didn’t come from her, but I have a sinking feeling it did. Do you think she could have picked up an illness at the low-cost spay and neuter clinic? She was fine until she went there. What do you think?

She not only got her first rabies shot at the same time she was spayed, but she was also in heat which probably made her surgery that much more risky.

Maybe she’s having a reaction to the vaccine? Maybe she got an infection? I guess I’ll find out tomorrow.

Best answer:

Answer by Pink
Always possible.

Since she is old enough for adult food though, I would switch her back. Just be sure it is a high quality cat food and not a cheap store bought food.

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