How to Care for Your Pet Post-Surgery
Loop 410 Veterinary Hospital staff will provide you with complete instructions after the procedure is complete. We have provided some tips below on what needs to follow spay and neuter surgery in order for your pet to fully recover.
Medication: Please follow the instructions carefully on the pain medication. Never give your pet medication meant for humans.
Food: It is important not to overfeed your pet. Provide your pet with the normal serving of food.
Bed: Your pet\’s sleeping quarters must be dry and clean, to prevent infection.
Activity: During the first two weeks after surgery, please limit your pet’s activity to short walks. The main reason for this is to prevent the incision from opening, causing further infection and pain.
Bath: To avoid infection, please keep your pet as dry as possible for the first 2 weeks after surgery.
Do not let your pet lick the incision area. Our Veterinary team may provide a cone-shaped collar for your pet to keep him or her from opening the incision area. Keep an eye on your pet and watch for any abnormal behavior 48 hours after surgery. Contact us if your pet experiences poor appetite, sluggishness, decreased mobility, or failure to urinate. Also contact us if there is anything abnormal at the incision site, such as discharge, bleeding, or foul odor.