Preparing Your Dog For Surgery: What You Should Know

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Try to avoid emotional good-byes. You want your pet to be calm and ready for her surgery.

Home Care for Dogs After Surgery

Once your pet returns home following surgery, follow all your veterinarian’s instructions and call anytime you have a question. Restrict your pet’s activity, even if she seems to be doing fine. The incision needs time to heal. Make sure she does not lick or chew at the sutures and her appetite and attitude are normal. If your pet was sent home with an Elizabethan collar to prevent licking, use it.

If your pet seems to be acting abnormal or appears to be in pain, consult your veterinarian. Do not give medication not recommended by your veterinarian. Certain over the counter anti-inflammatories that are quite effective in people have the potential to be toxic in dogs.

 

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