Tips to Help Your Pet Recover Fully from Surgery
Before your pet is discharged to go home, our team will provide you with clear instructions about how to care for them in the days to come. A few crucial tips to make the process easier for your pet and you:
- If your pet is likely to chew and lick at their surgical site, we highly recommend an e-collar and/or snug-fitting garment (a onesie or T-shirt should do) to protect the site and allow it to heal.
- Check your pet’s surgical site daily. Make sure it isn’t discolored, swollen, bleeding, or giving off a strong odor.
- Do not bathe your pet or allow them to get wet before their stitches have been removed; this can increase their risk of infection.
- If your pet isn’t eating or drinking normally, contact us immediately.