Surgical Aftercare Instructions

Here are a few Surgical Aftercare Instructions that we strongly recommend you follow through with  while your pet is healing at home…

KEEP YOUR PET INDOORS
Don’t let them get too hot or too cold.

RESTRICT YOUR PETS ACTIVITY
No running, jumping, playing, etc. for the next 5 to 7 days.

CHECK THE SURGICAL SITE OF YOUR PET DAILY
for the next 2 to 3 weeks.
Remember that minor swelling, redness & bruising is totally normal.
If you notice extreme swelling, drainage or odor – contact us immediately!

YOUR PET CAN HAVE A SMALL AMOUNT OF WATER ONCE YOU GET THEM HOME
or ice chips!

YOU CAN GIVE YOUR PET FOOD AFTER 7:00PM THIS EVENING!
Start by feeding your pet half of the amount of food you would normally give them.
If they are handling small portions well – you can begin to feed them as usual.
Some vomiting may occur – but should not happen for more than 24 hours!


DON’T ALLOW YOUR PET TO LICK OR CHEW ON THEIR SURGICAL SITE
for the next 2 weeks.
We highly recommend you purchase an e-collar for your pet!

YOUR PET CANNOT BE BATHED OR GO SWIMMING
for the next 10 to 14 days.
However, it is important that you keep their surgical site clean & dry!
If necessary, you can clean their surgical site with mild soap and water.
Do not apply any ointments or salves to their surgical site.


DO NOT GIVE YOUR PET ANY MEDICATION
unless instructed otherwise by a Veterinary professional.

PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS!

 

Jefferson County Humane Society Clinic
81 Talbott Drive
Wintersville, Ohio 43953
740-792-4350

 

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