WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU BRING YOUR PET HOME
- We strongly recommend you keep your pet confined in a crate or small room the night after surgery.
- Your pet may be groggy when you get home, experiencing a "hang-over" from the anesthesia. Your pet will typically require 18-24 hours to recover from the general anesthesia. Most animals will be back to normal when the anesthesia leaves their system entirely.
- Your pet may sleep more than normal during the 18-24 hour time period following surgery.
- Your pet may be a little agitated or aggressive due to the after-effects of anesthesia. Avoid handling him/her too much as they may try to bite or scratch you.
- Isolate the animal from children and other pets. He/She may be more prone to snapping or nipping at other pets or even children due to the after-effects of anesthesia.
- Your pet may have poor balance. This will make climbing stairs or getting in and out of the car more difficult than usual, so be ready to assist. Help your dog in and out of the car as sudden movements can damage his/her sutures.
- Make sure your cat has a comfortable, confined/secured and quiet area to sleep in. Once he/she is settled, they are likely to sleep it off and will be fine upon awakening.
HOW TO HELP YOUR PET RECOVER
One of our friendly staff members will be happy to assist you with your pets needs. Call us at: 845-278-7729
Save a life, spay and neuter
Spaying and neutering are very safe surgeries; however, complications can occur. Minimal redness and swelling should resolve within several days. Please contact Animal Kingdom Spay Neuter immediately if redness and swelling persists, or if you notice any of the following:
- Pale gums
- Discharge or Bleeding from the incision
- Difficulty urinating
- Labored breathing
- Decreased appetite
- Lethargy lasting more than 24 hours
Animal Kingdom Spay Neuter will re-check your pet at no charge at our clinic for any complications resulting directly from surgery. There may be a minimal cost for medication if needed.
Animal Kingdom can not be held responsible for complications resulting from failure to follow post-operative instructions, or for contagious diseases contracted in the post-operative period.
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DO NOT ALLOW YOUR PET TO LICK OR BITE THE INCISION
- Licking or biting the incision could cause the wound to re-open and become infected. To keep your pet from licking the incision during the healing process, we send home an E-Collar to be worn during the recovery period.
- If you are having a difficult time with the collar, Animal Kingdom does have other variety of E-Collars for your pet that may be more comforatable; you can purchase those collars at an additional cost through the Animal Kingdom Store.