You are taking your pet to the vet for surgery, and you want to make sure everything goes smoothly. Dr. Storey and our team at Southeast Animal Eye Specialists in Newnan have gathered some tips on preparing your pet for surgery to have a successful procedure and a speedy recovery.
1. Liquid or Fluid Therapy (Hydration)
One of the most important things you can do to prepare your pet for surgery is to make sure he is well-hydrated. This means providing him with plenty of clean water to drink and administering fluids intravenously if necessary.
Your pet’s diet is also crucial in the days leading up to surgery. You should gradually reduce his food intake in the days leading up to the operation so he does not have an upset stomach or vomit during surgery. On the day of the surgery, he should not have had anything to eat.
If your pet is on any medication, you should continue to give it to him as usual in the days leading up to surgery. This includes both prescription and over-the-counter drugs. However, it is always important to consult your veterinarian about it.
You should reduce your pet’s level of exercise in the days leading up to surgery. A good rule of thumb is to keep him active but not overly strenuous.
Make sure you have a safe and secure way to transport your furry friend to and from the veterinarian’s office for pet surgery. This may include a carrier or crate or a specialized pet transport vehicle.
6. The Day of Surgery
On the day of the surgery, make sure your pet is at the veterinarian’s office on time. You will likely need to leave him there for the duration of the surgery, which can be several hours. Be sure to ask the veterinarian any questions about your pet’s post-operative care.
Schedule Your Pet’s Surgery in Newnan, GA
If you are preparing your pet for surgery, our veterinarian at Southeast Animal Eye Specialists is here to help every step of the way. We offer a variety of surgical procedures, and our team will work with you to make sure your pet has a successful operation and a speedy recovery. Call our team today at (404) 809-7410 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.