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Hi just a quick query. Got a 5 month old mixed breed kitten who recently has been spayed. Found a lump on her upper leg a few days ago, and it got bigger overnight took her to vets and she was diagonosed with hermia. She was operated immediately, and it was said to be the biggest our vets had ever seen in a kitten.She is now on her way to recovery - but is to be kept in a large dog cage for the upcoming seven days. My question is is their any ways to keep her comfy or improve how she feels? she's very hyperactive and we dont want back to square one.Thanknyou so much.


You need to give her a litter pan, a water dish, and some bedding.  Other than that keep an eye on the incision to make sure she does not open it up and it does not get infected. When you return to the vet to get the stiches out, the vet can assess the wound to see how it is healing.

A week is not really that long a time for the cat and she will be fine.

Please get back to me if you have any more questions.

Best regards... Norm.


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Norman Auspitz


I can answer most non-veterinary questions about cats. My particular expertise is pedigree cats, breeding and showing. However, I am versed in feline behavior, cat breeds and their characteristics, general feline husbandry, and the like.


I judged for the Canadian Cat Association from 1975 until 1982. I am currently an approved allbreed judge for the Cat Fanciers'' Association (the world''s largets cat registry), and have been judging for them since 1991. I have been breeding pedigreed cats since 1971 and have been exhibiting pedigreed cats in shows since 1970. I obtained my first pedigreed cat in 1970 and have never looked back. In 1971, I obtained my first Abyssinian which has become my primary breed. In addition, I have bred Manx and Persians. Currently, besides the Abyssinians, I am also breeding Maine Coons.

Cat Fanciers'' Association, inc. (CFA) and the Manx, Maine Coon, and Abyssinian breed councils. I am currently Abyssinian breed council secretary.

Cat Fancy Magazine, The Abyssinian Chapter in The Cat Fanciers'' Association Complete Cat Book, and Articles for various editions of The Cat Fanciers'' Association Yearbook

I received a B.S. from Drexel University in 1968, a M.Math from University of Waterloo, in 1970, a Ph.D. from University of Waterloo in 1975, and a MBA from McMaster University in 1980. I received my approved allbreed judging status in the Cat Fanciers'' Association in 1999.

Awards and Honors
We have produced a number of Cat Fanciers'' Association (CFA) National winning Abyssinian and Maine Coons. We have produced a number of Abyssinian and Maine Coon Distinguished Merit females (an award for a top producing cat), including the first Distinguished Merit Abyssinian in the red (sorrel) color. I am the CFA Abyssinian breed council secretary and belong and/or hold office in a number of cat clubs. I am also a member of the CFA Judges Association.

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