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May 28th, 2010, 04:11 AM
Mom2DyJessAva's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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everything went perfect with molly getting spayed..When we got her she did say that she would be a little cranky for the day..We got home and put her into our room..she seems to be in and out of it but for the most part not moody at all just really loveable and clingy.

Ive notice over the past few days that shes been getting moody some examples:

1.one of us (kids included) will be sitting watching tv/playing the game and she will litterally jump on one of us and bite.
2.she was laying down and I did the usual and went close to her and was petting/talking to her and she jumped fast and bit my lip!
3.kids will be sleeping and she will jump on them and a few times they woke up with scratches on their face
4.the minute you wake into the room she trys to cling to your leg and does that kicking thing with her legs

This isnt normal behavior at all from her...maybe she is bored? should I get her something to keep her busy while we arnt in there? maybe shes paying us back for not really causing problems when she was younger? I just want my sweet cat back!

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May 28th, 2010, 10:16 AM
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How old is she and how long has it been since you got her spayed?
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May 28th, 2010, 10:23 AM
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6 months and spayed on the 25th of this month

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May 28th, 2010, 10:35 AM
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I wouldn't worry too much. Despite being a routine procedure, it is still a major surgery. And just the process of being in the clinic and handled by strangers really stresses them out both physically and psychologically. It could just be a matter of working through that stress. She is also still tender, and it is pretty easy to cause her pain just by normal handling, so that could cause an aggressive outburst.

If you have no other indication that she is in any sort of pain (eating and drinking normally, normal feces and urine, incision looks clean and dry), then I would just have her looked over at her re-check exam which I imagine is this coming week? Until then just try to let her be. Don't pick her up unless it's necessary because that will cause her discomfort.
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May 28th, 2010, 02:14 PM
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Oh wow it's only been 3 days and now she's going into the "teenager" years. Yeah her behavior is TOTALLY normal. You can keep a squirt bottle nearby and squirt her when she's doing something you don't approve of, but yes her hormone levels will be "wacky" for 4-6 weeks minimum and now she's getting into the "teenager" years and developing more of a personality so you'll see a good personality change in her over the next 6 months or so. Things should start to calm down more by the time she's a year old.

And the kicking with the legs is wanting to play. Does she have any toys? Do you guys play with her at all (well I realize maybe not so much right now but in general)? Some more exercise will probably help (after she's healed obviously).

Totally normal behavior for her age plus the spay, not to say to let her get away with it, but she hasn't turned into demon kitty (ha ha).

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