My cat Just got spayed and wont move from under the couch

by Josh
(Simi Valley, CA)

Hello Doc,
My cat, Xica, just got spayed about 10 hrs ago and since we've been back she hasn't moved from underneath the couch. Is this type of behavior normal?

Dear Josh,

It could be normal for your cat to be hiding out of fear. I would recommend doing what you can to get her out from under the couch and confine her to a small room in your home where you can easily keep an eye on her appetite, drinking, litter box behavior, and check her incision. If you are still concerned, please call the veterinarian who performed your cat's surgery.

Best wishes,
Dr. Neely

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