Your dog will need a bit of special care for the next few days to prevent any post-operative complications or discomfort.
- He will need to take it easy for 5-7 days. Please do not allow jumping or rough play for that time.
- He has absorbable sutures which are under the skin, so you may only see a small suture knot on one end of the incision. A small amount of redness and swelling at the incision site and a small amount of drainage, clear to red-tinged is normal for 1-3 days. ù If you see very red discharge, dripping blood, yellow or green fowl smelling discharge from the incision, please contact our office immediately.
- He may be sleepy and nauseous tonight. You may feed him a small amount of his regular diet this evening, if he does not want it please take it away. Do not be alarmed if this happens. If he does not eat after 24 hours, please contact us.
- Anesthesia as well as the pain medication may slow your pets bowel movements. It may take 3 to 5 days for your pets bowels to return to regular movements. If after 5 days your pet has not had a bowel movement please call the office.
- Please do not bathe your dog or allow his stomach area to get wet for 10 days to prevent infection. If he excessively licks his incision, please contact us.
- Please give all the pain medicine dispensed even if he does not act like he’s in pain. He has been given a laser treatment after surgery to decrease inflammation, pain and to speed his healing.
- He will need to be seen in 10 days to check his incision and make sure everything is healing as it should.
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If it is after hours you may also contact Tri-State Animal Emergency at 1-304-453-5700 or Bluegrass Veterinary Specialists and ER at 1-859-268-7604
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