SPAY AND NEUTER AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS
1.) Congratulations! You have just made a very positive contribution to your companion’s future health and well-being! You have also done a good deed in helping to prevent pet overpopulation.
2.) Please examine your companion’s incision line twice daily for the next week. Call us right away if you should notice an increase in redness, swelling, or discharge. Make sure that your cat or dog does not lick excessively at his/her incision. If licking becomes a problem, let us know and we can fit your companion with a special collar.
3.) Most likely your cat or dog does NOT have skin sutures. If skin sutures WERE placed, they will need to be removed in 10-14 days. There is no charge for the suture removal. Please call us to schedule a suture removal appointment.
4.) It is our policy to keep dogs overnight following spays/neuters and cats overnight following spays. If your animal stayed with us the night of the surgery, you can go back to your normal feeding schedule right away. If your cat was neutered today, feed him a small meal tonight (about half of his normal dinner). Tomorrow you can put your cat back on his normal feeding schedule.
5.) For the next week, your dog should be kept on a leash when outside. Romping or rambunctious play with other dogs is to be discouraged. This is especially important for female dogs. Cats should be kept indoors for the next week if possible.
6.) Do not hesitate to call us if you have ANY questions!! Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your companion!!
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- Communication & Compassion are Our Goals
- We Give You Options For Your Pet’s Health Needs.
- We Educate You So You Can Make an Informed Choice.