Tips For Caring For Your Pet After Surgery
Caring for Your Pet After Surgery
by VETDEPOT on MAY 30, 2014
Pets undergo surgery for many different reasons. Whether itís a routine spay or neuter procedure or something more serious, proper post-operative care is essential. Below are some tips for keeping your furry best friend healthy, happy, and comfortable after surgery.
At the Vetís Office:
Prior to leaving the vetís office, youíll likely be given an instruction sheet for at-home care. If you have any questions at all, no matter how silly they may seem, donít be hesitant to ask! If a follow-up exam is necessary, also be sure to schedule that appointment. Most importantly, ask where you can seek after-hours veterinary care in case your pet experiences a complication.
Itís important for your pet to take it easy and get plenty of rest following surgery. Some dogs and cats may want to try to return to playing and being active too soon, so setting up a confined quiet space may be the best option. Supervise all eating, drinking, and bathroom breaks and note anything out of the ordinary. Be sure to administer any medication according to schedule. You may be inclined to want to show your four-legged best friend plenty of love during recovery, but sometimes animals experiencing pain or discomfort need space. Do your best to read your petís signals and always seek veterinary advice if you have any questions or concerns.
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Great suggestions!!!! I'd also recommend doing research on the meds, if any, given to your pet. Prednisone will make them have a hugely increased appetite and frequent urination. Some pain relievers may cause constipation, etc. It's good to know what to expect so you don't stress more
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It comes from the love in my dogís eyes.
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