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Cedar Grove Vets

If your pet is having any form of surgery we appreciate that this can be a stressful time. Most of us are pet owners ourselves and share your concerns.

Here is some general information to help you if your pet is booked into our hospital for surgery. If you need any further information, please speak to the vet handling your pet's case.  Alternatively you can call us on 02890 798457

Preparing Your Pet For Surgery

Cats and Dogs

Do withhold food for at least 8 hours prior to admission if requested to do so.  Please keep your cat indoors during the night.

Do allow free access to water until your pet is admitted.

Do allow your pet the opportunity to empty bowels and bladder on the morning of admission prior to your appointment.

 

Exotics, Birds and Small Mammals

Do not withhold food or water (for any period prior to admission).

Do let the vet or veterinary nurse know what your pet normally eats and bring a small bag with you if possible.

Do bring its normal cage if appropriate.

 

Admissions

Upon arrival, please book your pet in at the hospital reception desk.  We accept hospital admissions between 8.30am and 9.30am on the day of your pet's procedure/surgery

 

Leaving the Clinic

After your pet has recovered from their anaesthetic you should receive a call from the veterinary surgeon or ward nurse to update you and to make a discharge appointment for laterthat day. Your pet will be discharged as soon as the case veterinary surgeon feels that their condition is stable enough for them to come home.

Occasionally after longer or more involved surgical procedures or in elderly or juvenile patients your animal may be required to stay in the hospital. This is to ensure that the best post-operative care and any pain relief that is required can be provided to your animal and will usually be discussed with you prior to admission.

You will have a discharge appointment with a vet or a nurse and feel free to ask any questions you have at this time. You should be provided with a discharge sheet outlining exercise, diet, medication and wound management instructions at this time. You should be provided with any medication they require and you may be given a recovery diet to feed them for the next 48 hours. An appointment should be made at this time for their post-operative check-up within the next week.

Most animals will be subdued or sleepy for the first 24 hours after anaesthesia and this is normal. Some animals, particularly older animals make take a few days until they are fully back to normal. It is important to allow them to rest during this period and keep other animals and children away from them.

 

If you have any concerns during this recovery period then contact us immediately on 02890 798457

 

Post-Operative Care

 

Most animals will be subdued or sleepy for the first 24 hours after general anaesthesia or sedation and this is normal. Some animals, particularly older ones may take a few days until they are fully back to normal. It is important to allow them to rest during this period and keep other animals and children away from them.

Your pet will have a clipped area on their leg where the intravenous catheter was placed and also a clipped area around any incisions. Some animals can develop irritation where the hair has been removed and may lick excessively. If this is occurring please bring them back to see us so that we can provide something to ease the symptoms.

The incision may have staples, sutures, invisible sutures or a dressing covering it. It is important that your pet does not interfere with this incision as they can remove sutures by licking or chewing and they will introduce bacteria from their mouth into the incision making infection likely. If your animal has a dressing or bandage, you will be provided with a sheet explaining how to care for this. Exercise will be restricted during the recovery period and most animals after surgery will have to rest for at least 10 days. Postoperative wound checks will be performed at 7 days for all routine procedures and more frequently for other operations. These are to check that your pet has recovered fully from the procedure and that the incision has healed properly.

You animal will be offered a small meal in hospital and as some animals develop an upset stomach after an anaesthetic, we feed them a bland prescription diet and advise that you continue this at home for 48 hours after surgery. A nutritional assessment will be made of your pet and appropriate recommendations made on discharge

Any medication that your animal requires will be given to you at discharge. Details of this will be outlined on your discharge sheet, but please ask us if it is not clear what they require.

We are available 24 hours a day and if you have any problems at all please call us on 02890 798457

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is some general information to help you if your pet is booked into our hospital for surgery. If you need any further information, please speak to the vet handling your pet's case.  Alternatively you can call us on 02890 798457

Preparing Your Pet For Surgery

 

Cats and Dogs

 

Do withhold food for at least 8 hours prior to admission if requested to do so.  Please keep your cat indoors during the night.

Do allow free access to water until your pet is admitted.

Do allow your pet the opportunity to empty bowels and bladder on the morning of admission prior to your appointment.

 

Exotics, Birds and Small Mammals

 

Do not withhold food or water (for any period prior to admission).

Do let the vet or veterinary nurse know what your pet normally eats and bring a small bag with you if possible.

Do bring its normal cage if appropriate.

 

Admissions

Upon arrival, please book your pet in at the hospital reception desk.  We accept hospital admissions between 8.30am and 9.30am on the day of your pet's procedure/surgery

 

Leaving the Clinic

After your pet has recovered from their anaesthetic you should receive a call from the veterinary surgeon or ward nurse to update you and to make a discharge appointment for laterthat day. Your pet will be discharged as soon as the case veterinary surgeon feels that their condition is stable enough for them to come home.

Occasionally after longer or more involved surgical procedures or in elderly or juvenile patients your animal may be required to stay in the hospital. This is to ensure that the best post-operative care and any pain relief that is required can be provided to your animal and will usually be discussed with you prior to admission.

You will have a discharge appointment with a vet or a nurse and feel free to ask any questions you have at this time. You should be provided with a discharge sheet outlining exercise, diet, medication and wound management instructions at this time. You should be provided with any medication they require and you may be given a recovery diet to feed them for the next 48 hours. An appointment should be made at this time for their post-operative check-up within the next week.

Most animals will be subdued or sleepy for the first 24 hours after anaesthesia and this is normal. Some animals, particularly older animals make take a few days until they are fully back to normal. It is important to allow them to rest during this period and keep other animals and children away from them.

 

If you have any concerns during this recovery period then contact us immediately on 02890 798457

 

Post-Operative Care

 

Most animals will be subdued or sleepy for the first 24 hours after general anaesthesia or sedation and this is normal. Some animals, particularly older ones may take a few days until they are fully back to normal. It is important to allow them to rest during this period and keep other animals and children away from them.

Your pet will have a clipped area on their leg where the intravenous catheter was placed and also a clipped area around any incisions. Some animals can develop irritation where the hair has been removed and may lick excessively. If this is occurring please bring them back to see us so that we can provide something to ease the symptoms.

The incision may have staples, sutures, invisible sutures or a dressing covering it. It is important that your pet does not interfere with this incision as they can remove sutures by licking or chewing and they will introduce bacteria from their mouth into the incision making infection likely. If your animal has a dressing or bandage, you will be provided with a sheet explaining how to care for this. Exercise will be restricted during the recovery period and most animals after surgery will have to rest for at least 10 days. Postoperative wound checks will be performed at 7 days for all routine procedures and more frequently for other operations. These are to check that your pet has recovered fully from the procedure and that the incision has healed properly.

You animal will be offered a small meal in hospital and as some animals develop an upset stomach after an anaesthetic, we feed them a bland prescription diet and advise that you continue this at home for 48 hours after surgery. A nutritional assessment will be made of your pet and appropriate recommendations made on discharge

Any medication that your animal requires will be given to you at discharge. Details of this will be outlined on your discharge sheet, but please ask us if it is not clear what they require.

We are available 24 hours a day and if you have any problems at all please call us on 02890 798457

 

 

 

 

 

 

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