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Operation Catnip Stillwater Pre-Operative Instructions

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  • Bring the cats to the scheduled clinic between 7:30AM and 9:30AM. The clinics will be at the Oklahoma State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital's basement. There will be signs directing you to Operation Catnip Stillwater.

  • Please do not bring more cats than you registered for.

  • Do not give any food or water after midnight the night before surgery. If there is a possibility that a cat has eaten the morning of the surgery please let us know when you check in because complications could be fatal.

  • Cats must be at least 2 pounds. If you are unsure of a cat's weight, please register and bring the cat to the scheduled clinic for OCS staff to determine.

  • If females are still nursing kittens do not trap that female just yet. If the kittens are eating solid/canned foods, they should be fine alone for the day. Ensure to leave food out for them while their mother is gone.

  • Covering the cats with a light sheet while in the trap will help to calm them. Please ensure that there is proper airflow. While waiting for the clinic, please keep the trapped cats in an area out of extreme temperatures and weather.