Ensuring that your pet recovers fully from their surgery does not have to be difficult. Your aftercare following their surgery can dramatically impact their surgical outcomes. With proper recovery, your pet will heal fully and correctly and be able to get back on their paws more quickly.
It is important after your pet’s surgery that they have a quiet, safe place to rest and recover indoors. We encourage things like a special bed or crate to keep your pet cozy. You should help your pet avoid strenuous activities such as running or jumping, as well as prevent them from licking or scratching at their incision. It is important that you keep the incision dry and clean. If you notice swelling, redness, oozing, or bleeding, call us right away. The sooner we can act, the more quickly we can avoid bad infections.
We know that no one understands your pet better than you do. If your pet is behaving oddly after the surgery or seems to not be healing correctly, bring your pet in to see us. Our care does not stop once the surgery is over. We are dedicated to ensuring that your pet thrives at every stage of life.
Do you have questions about your pet’s upcoming surgery? Give our surgical team a call at (804) 226-0771 or contact us online for answers today.
“They truly love your pet! Piper had to be seen urgently and I was so nervous something was really wrong. They took their time with Piper and I even in the crazy busy schedule they had!”Kenny S.