Post Spay/Neuter Instructions
After your pet has undergone a spay or neuter procedure, it’s important to follow some post-operative care instructions to ensure a smooth recovery. Here are some tips for post-operative care after a spay/neuter procedure:
- Keep Your Pet Calm and Quiet
- Keep your pet calm and quiet for a few days after the procedure to allow them to rest and recover. Limit exercise and playtime, and make sure your pet has a comfortable and quiet space to rest.
- Monitor Your Pet’s Incision
- Check your pet’s incision daily to make sure it’s healing properly. Look for any signs of redness, swelling, or discharge. If you notice any of these signs, contact your veterinarian immediately.
- Prevent Licking or Chewing
- To prevent your pet from licking or chewing at their incision, your veterinarian may provide you with an e-collar (cone) to put on your pet. Make sure your pet always wears the collar until the incision is fully healed.
- Administer Medications as Prescribed
- Your veterinarian may prescribe medications such as pain relievers or antibiotics to help with your pet’s recovery. Make sure to administer these medications as prescribed and follow your veterinarian’s instructions.
- Monitor Your Pet’s Appetite and Drinking
- Make sure your pet is eating and drinking normally after the procedure. Contact your veterinarian if your pet has a decrease in appetite or is not drinking enough water.
- Follow Up with Your Veterinarian
- Schedule a follow-up appointment with your veterinarian to have your pet’s incision checked and to ensure they are healing properly.
By following these tips, you can help ensure a smooth and comfortable recovery for your pet after a spay or neuter procedure. If you have any questions or concerns, contact your veterinarian.