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Pacific Veterinary Hospital

Recovering Post-Surgery

Your pet’s recovery from a procedure is just as important as the surgery itself. We want to get your pet back on all fours quickly.

We will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions so that you can take care of your pet and ensure a speedy, safe recovery.

Your pet’s aftercare plan will have recommendations for:

  • Activity – You should moderate your pet’s activity while they’re recovering; jumping and running are usually discouraged, but we’ll let you know what activities are safe for your pet while they’re healing.

  • Food and water – When your pet has been under anesthesia, you will have to modify your pet’s eating schedule. We’ll let you know when your pet can eat and drink normally.

  • Incision – Keep an eye on the area that was operated on; if you notice any redness, discharge, or swelling, your pet’s incision may be infected. Call us if you notice these symptoms

  • Medication – We will likely prescribe antibiotics or pain medication after surgery to keep your pet comfortable and healthy while they recover. We’ll give you instructions on how to administer your pet’s medication.

If you have any questions during your pet’s recovery, don’t hesitate to give us a call! We’re here to help you help your pet!