Updated: Aug 8, 2020
After neutering (or any surgery), I find it necessary to keep the cat safe. I really got the meaning of this when I released a cat back into his straw house after neutering. In about 3 seconds, he shot out of his house, across the yard, up a tree and across a nearby roof. He was out of his mind with anesthesia and stress.
From then on, I prefer to put the cat in a kennel over night. If the kennel is in a quiet place, the cat will sleep it off and be ready to be released where it was tra