When you book your pet in for surgery you will receive a phone call the day before to confirm the date, and the pre-surgical instructions. This is also your last chance to cancel or reschedule the surgery without incurring a fee.
THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS MUST BE MET, OR YOUR PET MAY BE REFUSED ON THE DAY OF SURGERY AND A FEE APPLIED:
- Pets MUST be fasted. No food after midnight the night before the surgery. Water is ok. Surgery will be cancelled for your pet’s safety if it is found they have eaten.
- Pets MUST arrive at the clinic either on a leash or in their OWN carrying case. This is to ensure your pet’s safety both before and after the surgery.
- Prong Collars, Choke Chains, Bark Collars, and E-Collars MUST be removed prior to bringing your dog in to the clinic.
- If you do not have a carrier or leash, we have inexpensive options available in the clinic, please let us know if you need one.
- Cats drop offs take place from 7:45am until 8:30. Late arrivals may be refused, and a no-show fee applied, as we begin exams and surgeries promptly at 8:45
- Dogs may be dropped off between 8:00 and 8:30. Late arrivals may be refused, and a no-show fee applied, as exams and surgeries begin promptly at 8:45
After Surgical Care:
IT TAKES 10-14 DAYS FOR YOUR PET TO HEAL AFTER SURGERY. DURING THIS TIME YOU MUST:
- If you have had your pet spayed, it is extremely important to recognize that this is a major abdominal surgery and she MUST be kept indoors and calm for the the next 10-14 days.
- Check the incision daily. During this time the surgery site MUST stay clean and dry.
- We send dogs and cats home with a cone. This is to keep them from worrying at the surgery site.
- Keep your pet’s activity to a minimum in order to ensure the best possible outcome.
- After surgery your cat or dog may have a small snack
- They may have nausea or vomiting, this should resolve by the next morning. If you have any concerns, contact the aftercare number located on your take home sheet.