If you need to bring your dog in for surgery by a veterinarian, you’re sure to have some questions. Each clinic will be different in their procedures and what they offer. However, the Drake Center follows a certain standard of care and service.
- What are some ways to get my dog ready for surgery?
Make sure that they get a pre-surgery exam. Also, in many cases, you will have to get your dog to do a fast the night before until after the surgery.
Get everything ready for your dog so that there’s as little stress as possible when you leave for the surgery.
- How soon after surgery can I bring my dog home?
In many instances, dogs are able to go home within a few hours of veterinarian surgical services. This means by late afternoon or evening, you can bring your pet back home.
- When can dogs start eating again?
Some can start eating again the night of their surgery, about a few hours later. They may need to eat a smaller volume and a different type of food (for example, softer foods).
- Will my dog need pain medication?
Some dogs end up needing pain medication after their surgery for things like spaying/neutering, wound repair, and anything major. If it’s something basic like a dental cleaning, they likely won’t be given pain medication.
These are a few of the most common FAQs. However, not every clinic is the same. Contact your local clinic to learn more!