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Posted on 05-31-2016

Post-Surgery Pet Care in Solomons

Veterinarian caring for dog post surgery in Solomons, MD

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

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.

When You Arrive Home

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.

When to Call Our Solomons Veterinarian

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:

  • Sudden changes in behavior
  • Unexplained lethargy
  • Seeping, weeping or foul smells coming from the incision site
  • Heat and redness
  • Loose or missing staples or stitches

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.

Learn More About Post-Surgical Care for Your Pet

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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