A spay and neuter procedure can be quite traumatic for your pet, but they can recover from it successfully if you follow the pre and post procedure instructions below.
Pre Calgary Spay And Neuter Clinic Instructions
- Provide all medical information to the Calgary vet, including any medications your pet might take, even if it is not related to the procedure.
- Create a relaxing environment for them before the procedure. You can do this by creating a “relaxing room” or a section of the home they can rest before and after the procedure.
- Make sure your pet is in a proper carrier when they arrive at the animal hospital.
- Follow any specific instructions that your Calgary vet has provided you to your pet. Your pet might need to follow specific steps to make sure they are prepared for the procedure.
Post Calgary Spay And Neuter Clinic Instructions
After your pet has gone through a spay and neuter procedure, they might not be as cheerful or energetic as beforehand. You have to give them some time to take it easy, but most importantly, you have to follow these instructions:
- Make sure that your pets – especially dogs – do not do any strenuous activity for about a week. That means no running, playing, swimming or jumping.
- Keep them indoors for as long as possible. If they go outside, they could get dirty, and that can infect the wound. You have to keep them as clean as possible. If they have to go out, keep them close and don’t let them run wild.
- Check the incision three times a day – morning, during the day and before bed. If you notice any drainage, then you call your Calgary animal hospital immediately for help. Redness and swelling are normal and should subside within a week.
- If your pet is scratching or chewing the incision, you have to put a collar on them. They risk getting infected if they are left to scratch it.
- Make sure you feed them only healthy food. Do not give them junk food as it can make the recovery a little harder. They should start eating roughly 24 hours after the procedure.
- Diarrhea or vomiting are not normal, and you should take your pet to an animal hospital in Calgary immediately.
- Schedule a post-procedure examination about 10 days after the treatment. The Calgary vet will be able to assess the healing and see how your pet is managing in terms of recovering.
Here at Barlow Trail Animal Hospital, we love your pets as much as you do. We are willing to do what it takes to make sure your cat, dog, fish, hamster, rabbit, or any other creatures you love, gets the best animal care. We are ready to help you anytime. Call us on 587-393-8387 or email us at [email protected]