511 Cameron Road, Tauranga, (Between 10th &11th Ave)
POST-OPERATIVE CARE OF PETS
The recovery process in pets that had surgery is usually simple; however, it is important to remember that proper post-operative care helps healing, speeds recovery and minimizes the risk of requiring additional corrective surgeries thereby determining the overall success of the surgery.
How long will my pet be in the hospital after surgery?
Complications after surgery are most likely to occur immediately following surgery, therefore the length of time your pet will be in the hospital’s recovery room after surgery is determined by the type of surgical procedure your pet has undergone.
My pet is ready to be discharged from the hospital. What should I do?
Try not to be overwhelmed that your pet is returning home from surgery and you have no idea what to do next. Make sure you have understood the post-operative care instructions for at-home care completely. Take a copy of the instructions home with you. Take notes if necessary and do not be embarrassed to ask questions if you are not clear. Generally post-operative care instructions include medication and diet information, monitoring the incision, confinement and recheck appointments.
We are home. Now what?
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