Pre & Postop Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Adults Cats: No food after midnight the night before surgery. Water is ok.
Rabbits should never be fasted! No fasting is required because rabbits cannot vomit and withholding food can cause serious digestive problems.
Adult dogs: No food after midnight the night before surgery. Water is ok.
DO NOT ALLOW YOUR PET TO LICK OR CHEW THE INCISION! If this occurs you must purchase an E-collar to prevent the pet from reaching the incision. Unless you are told otherwise, your pet does not have external sutures to be removed. Do not clean or apply topical ointment to the incision site. Pets must be kept clean and dry after surgery. No running, jumping, playing, swimming or other strenuous activity for 7 days. Dogs must be leash walked during this time and cats should be kept indoors unless they are feral outdoor cats.
Your pet has just had major surgery which required general anesthesia. Female dogs and cats will have a mid-line incision on their abdomen. They will also usually have a small tattoo just below or beside their incision to indicate to future veterinarians that they are spayed. Male dogs will have an incision just above or on the scrotum and male cats have one incision on each side of the scrotum. Check the incision twice daily. Mild redness or swelling the first few days is normal. Mild swelling in males is normal and sometimes they may appear to still have testicles. This swelling will resolve in a few days. Please call us if swelling is severe or if your pet seems uncomfortable.
Please call us if your pet has severe redness, swelling, discomfort or any drainage from the incision. Please call if your pet will not eat within 24 hours; if your pet has severe vomiting, or if you're just concerned about something. Please call us at 410-827-6464.
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