I adopted a kitty from the shelter last month, and as it turned out, she had a diaphragmatic hernia that was causing her to breathe rapidly. Two vets told me to immediately put her down if I could not afford the $1500 surgery. Further, they argued that her chances of survival were slim. A third vet blessed us. He performed surgery for a third of the cost and is letting us pay it out. She had surgery last Tuesday and is doing fantastic! Here's the problem. My 10 week old kitty now has plenty of air to breathe and the energy of a healthy kitten, and is desperate to use it! However, as she has an incision the length of her abdomen, we were told to make sure she didn't do any jumping for the next week or so. As of now, I am letting her play as tolerated for periods throughout the day, but crating her when she gets too excited or starts jumping around. My question is, do you think her running is dangerous? Can you think of any other way to make sure she isn't jumping? She should get her stitches out next week... Thanks in advance! This little girl is a fighter!
I think what you have been doing is just fine and wouldn't go against what the vet recommends until you see him at the stitch removal appt. Your kitten may be going nuts with the confinement but she doesn't know whats good for her and it really isnt that much longer you have to do this. Glad everything worked out well and you pursued a 3rd opinion !!! I wish more people would seek out 2nd or 3rd opinions in some cases.