Pike County Mobile Pet Care

362B Aerodrome Way
Griffin, GA 30224

(404)857-2672

www.pikecountymobilepetcare.com

AFTER SURGERY

  • Your pet will be groggy and under the effects of anesthesia for about 24 hours. Expect him or her to sleep when you get home.
  • Provide a safe environment for your pet to recover from surgery. He should be supervised and not allowed to wander freely. A crate or kennel is best to prevent injury while recovering from anesthesia.
  • Anesthetic drugs cause nausea. Your dog may be given a small amount of water when he is able to stand. If he keeps water down, and seems hungry, he may be offered a small amount of food. Do not be concerned if he vomits; just withhold water and food until the morning.
  • Incisions are usually closed with internal stitches; these do not have to be removed. They will dissolve over the next several weeks.
  • Inspect the incision daily to watch for signs of infection: redness, swelling, and/or discharge from the wound. If these occur, call our office.
  • Some animals have a reaction to the suture material used. This may cause swelling and mild discharge to occur 10-14 days after surgery. If this occurs, call our office.
  • Your pet should not be bathed until the wound is healed, usually about 7-14 days.
  • You will receive written instructions for postoperative care that are specific to spays and neuters. Please read and follow these instructions carefully.

Dog Post-Op