* Your pet may be drowsy after anesthesia today. Limit her access to stairs and furniture. For the first evening, give limited quantities of water and feed only a small meal (about ¼ of normal size) as anesthesia can cause nausea and vomiting.
* Strict indoor or kennel confinement is required for 10 days. Limit exercise to short leashed walks only. Discourage running, jumping, or rough play.
* Keep the incision clean and dry (i.e. no baths or swimming) for 10 days. Monitor for licking or chewing at the incision. A plastic restraint collar (E-collar) can be obtained from the clinic if your pet is licking or chewing the incision.
* If your pet has received IV fluids, you may notice an increase in urination for the next 8-12 hours.
Concerns – Signs to Watch For:
* Redness, heat, swelling, or discharge from the incision. Mild bruising and swelling up to ¼” are normal.
* Vomiting, lethargy, & appetite loss.
* Licking or chewing at the incision.
* There are no sutures to remove.
* If you have any concerns about the incision, please call for an appointment.