Animals are to be picked up at 7:30 AM sharp
the following morning (or 4 PM sharp on Friday). You will receive
an itemized invoice, along with a full
explanation of post-op care for your
animal before leaving the clinic. Any
questions or concerns are welcomed.
Listed below are highlights of this
1. Your animal has had
major surgery. Keep an eye on the
incision area daily. What you see when
you leave is considered normal. There
should be no drainage, redness or
2. Activity level should
be kept to a minimum for a full 7-10
days. No running, jumping, playing,
swimming. Pets must be kept indoors
where they can stay clean, dry, and
warm. Do not bathe your pet for at least
10 days. Dogs and cats have internal and
external sutures that provide strength
to the tissue as they heal. Strenuous
activity can disrupt this healing
3. Your animal should
not lick the incision. If this occurs
you should purchase an e-collar to
prevent licking and chewing.
4. If your female dog
or cat was in heat at the time of
surgery, you must keep her away from
un-neutered males for at least two
weeks. While they cannot become
pregnant, they will still attract intact
males for a short period of time. If a
male attempts to breed the female, it
can cause serious, possibly
life-threatening damage to the female.
5. Sutures are
absorbable. Do not clean or apply
topical ointment to the Incision site.
6. Appetite should
return to normal within 24 hours of
surgery. Lethargy lasting for more than
24 hours after surgery is not normal and
you should contact us immediately. Do
not change your pet’s diet at this time.
us immediately if you have any concerns
or questions. We check messages until
6pm, seven days per week.