A few things to add to the above. The success of the surgery depends on multiple factors, including the cat's size, weight, and condition of the urethra (the passage from the bladder to the penis) as well as the surgeon's sk
I am often asked about the usefulness of perineal massage for expectant mothers. To be completely honest, I haven’t heard much feedback about it either way. I decided to investigate the question a bit...
postpartum perineal healingby
excerpted from Midwifery Today,
...I suggest that women use ice packs for 24 hours to reduce swelling, and then switch to sitz baths several times daily using hot water with selected herbs. Nothing speeds healing faster tha
Sometimes young kittens need to have their perineum cleaned and massaged in order for them to urinate and/or defecate. The mother cat usually does this while they are growing. You can use a moistened wash cloth and gently
From Pubis to Perineumby
on perineal healing by Elizabeth Davis in my client hand-out folder. Did you know that raw honey is a great remedy for first degree perineal tears? That little tidbit came from Demetria Clark.
I also appreciated...