Gentle balanced nutrition is important for a pet that is recovering after surgery. For cats after surgery are characteristic of fatigue and sleepiness, the pet becomes immobile. This state during the period of recovery is the norm. In order for the cat as quickly as possible back to normal, became more active and cheerful, it is necessary to carefully monitor her diet. Proper postoperative diet accelerates the healing process and prevents the development of complications.
Within 1-2 days after surgery, the cat may refuse to eat. Poor appetite after surgery is normal, however, with regular failures of the food should consult a veterinarian. Days after surgery the cat must not get solid food. After 5-6 hours after the procedure you can offer your pet clean water. On the second day should be given soft food and puree food consistency small portions 3-4 times a day.
Objective postoperative nutrition is to compensate for the lack of nutrients that a cat lost for the period of illness and treatment. Food should be rich in minerals, proteins, fats and carbohydrates. The body of a cat after the disease are extremely sensitive, so it is recommended to buy a specialized veterinary feed with a suitable texture, high nutritional value and balanced composition. In such feed contains all necessary vitamins, minerals and trace elements.
High quality veterinary feed producing company Royal Canine (canned food for postsurgical Recovery animals). Also, great food for convalescent cats is baby food. Meat and vegetable puree without salt and sugar are made from natural ingredients of high quality, so they can safely give the cat after surgery. You should avoid spices and foods with strong smell (e.g., sardines). Weak digestive system after illness can not cope with such food. If disease cat ate dry food, give it after surgery is not recommended. Many veterinarians suggest to soak dry food, however, prepared canned meat or smoothie will be more useful in the recovery period.
Food for cats should not be hot, also you should avoid feeding cold foods. Before feeding the cats should be sure that the food has a comfortable body temperature.