What to expect after an operation?
Most pets will go home on the evening of their surgery. Your pet will most likely be sleepy on the night of their operation. Often pet owners forget that we need to shave our patients hair in order to take blood samples, place IV lines and do surgery! It is necessary for sterility and doesn’t take long to grow back!
Most patients leave us wearing a buster collar – the cone of shame! We urge pet owners to leave these collars on as pets can sometimes pull out stitches, resulting in visits to the emergency clinic and another anaesthetic.
Our surgery nurse will dispense pain tablets and any other medication that is required. Every pet will be booked in for a post op check and for their stitches to be removed. These appointments are usually included in the cost of surgery.
We encourage our pet owners to call us or bring their pet in post surgery if they have any concerns no matter how trivial they may seem.