After care for animals
The length of time your fury pet will be kept at the clinic depends on what type of procedure they have undergone. Do keep in mind that after surgery is when our four legged friends will be in a state where most complications can occur so it is important we follow the Veterinarian's recommendations for rehabilitation and recovery. In some cases, doing so will mean the difference between life and death for your pet.
Before you leave
When you come to pick up your pet after surgery, it is crucial to ask the Vet any concerns or questions that you might want to review to make sure you understand what is expected of you in case you do encounter a problem. You will be given aftercare instructions for at-home care.
You will likely be told that when to return for a follow up examination or have any sutures removed. It is also good to make an appointment at this time.
At Home Care
You pet will still be droopy after the anaesthetics for several hours after the procedure so it is likely for your pet to be unsteady. It is advised to keep your pet in a quiet and contained place for a couple of hours. You need to ensure that your pet gets adequate rest even though they might want to return to their normal routines.
Ensure that the proper dosage of medication prescribed by your vet is given to your pet for a fast recovery and keep your pet from limited activities. Swelling is normal after surgery but keep watch for oozing, odors, heat pain, redness or excessive bruising. If something doesn't look right, immediately call the vet. Do not allow your pet to scratch or chew at the sutures or bandage at any cost.
Recovery times take from 2 to 3 months, though some dogs take require 6 months of careful monitoring and rehabilitation before they reach optimal recovery. Less invasive surgeries, such as castratiom or speying, may require only a matter of 1 week for recovery.
Preventitive medicine is the best defence against health issues down the road and we have our own in-house pharmacy so your prescriptions are filled while you wait. It is important to keep abreast of any and all health scared that could affect your pet's health.
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