Many of the same problems that affect people as they age, such as arthritis and diabetes, can also affect your pet. Making a few changes to the way you care for your furry friend will help you ens ...View Article
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Posted on 05-31-2016
When you bring your pet in for a surgical procedure, you need to know what to expect after the procedure as you take your pet home. At Solomons Veterinary Medical Center in Solomons, MD, we understand that the first few days after surgery can be stressful not only for your pet, but also for you as the owner. Here are some tips to help you deal with the days after surgery.
Before you leave the vet after any pet surgery in Solomons, make sure you have a list of instructions. Also, make sure you have enough medication. Pain medication and medication to prevent infection are commonly prescribed after pet surgery in Solomons at our clinic.
Provide a quiet, confined space for your pet to rest, such as a crate or pet carrier. Your veterinary will tell you how long the pet needs to remain calm and still. It can be hard, particularly for active pets, but keep your pet restrained in a crate or on a leash during this rest period to prevent complications.
Pets have an instinct to lick their wounds after a surgery. If you find that your pet won't leave the surgery site alone, consider asking your vet for a protective cone. Also, make sure you keep up with your pet's medication exactly as prescribed to keep pain under control.
If you have any questions or concerns during the healing period, don't hesitate to call us. If you notice any of the following, call immediately:
Pets often have little appetite after surgery, and they may lose bladder control for a brief period, but if your pet won't eat, you need to call.
If you have a pet schedule for pet surgery in Solomons at our clinic, we are here to help with the recovery period as well. Give us a call at (410) 394-9117 with any questions you might have.
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