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Bowel resection, ok to eat?

My cat just had a small bit of her bowel removed (about 5 inches) to remove a tumor, right where the small intestine met the large Tuesday morning. She wasn't eating much before the surgery, and now she is pigging out (since she has been back she has eaten an entire can of Fancy Feast quite quickly). She seems very hungry, and she has passed some loose stool right when we got her home that looked normal. I am just wondering if it is ok to just let her eat as much as she likes? Its only wet food, no dry, and she doesn't seem in pain or uncomfortable (though she has a fentanyl patch and is on Buprenex) in fact she is rolling around like a love showing her belly and purring. Her belly feels full but not hard or painful, however I can feel a section of intestine, about 3 inches or so that is puffy, I am assuming that where the vet sutured it and its swollen. I just do not want to 'bust' her stitches, but she does need to gain back the lost weight and needs strength to recover. Should I be cutting back her food? I'm a worried momma here :(
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I am not a Vet but in my opinion I would gradually add food and not allow her to eat as much as she would like for a few days anyway....this is a question you really need to phone and ask your Vet about to be certain.

or post to our Medhelp Dr. Redford and see what he thinks.(just click on the link below)...good luck on the recovery and being a good mamma!!

http://www.medhelp.org/posts/new_with_new_subject?forum_id=112
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