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Posted on 12-18-2012
Our Canton veterinarian understands that any pet surgery at our veterinary clinic, no matter how routine, can be a stressful experience for pets and their owners. As part of our commitment to wellness pet services, our goal is to make your pet’s surgery as easy as possible. Knowing what to expect and how to prepare helps take away the stress and make the process easier. Here’s how to prepare your pet:
#2: Restrict food and water prior to surgery. Depending on the type of operation, we recommend no food 12 hours in advance. An empty stomach reduces the risk for an unpleasant reaction should your pet experience an unexpected allergic reaction to the anesthesia.
#4: Understand activity restrictions. After surgery, your pet will need to be confined for recovery. If you have a puppy or kitten, your pet may be eager to play. However, it’s important to follow the veterinarian’s recovery instructions and limit activity. You may slowly build up to short walks, but we recommend no off-leash time for at least 5 to 7 days.
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