My one-year-old cat was spayed on Monday (five days ago). She appears to be doing fine, except that her tummy has started sagging. Is this normal?
Ada [photo: 1 2
], my beautiful one-year-old cat, was spayed on Monday (five days ago). She is recovering well: she eats well, doesn't appear to be in pain, and is back to her old, troublemaking self for the most part. However, I noticed that her belly seems to be sagging quite a bit around where the incision was [photo: 1 2 3 4 5
] and that the sag appears to be growing quite rapidly.
Right now, the sag is oblong and approximately 1.5" x 2" -- the size and shape of an egg. Should I be concerned about this? Besides this sagging, the wound appears quite clean without any pus or obvious discoloration. Ada doesn't like me touching the sag, but then again, she never liked me touching her tummy anyway.
This is my first time owning a cat, so I don't really know what to expect. My assessment is that, since there are no obvious signs of infection, Ada does not require urgent, emergency care. What do you think? Is it normal for cat tummies to sag post-spaying? Should I be worried? Please hope me, MetaFilter!