Preparing for Surgery

It is important to properly prepare your animal(s) for surgery.  Please read and follow the directions below.

Preparing for Surgery

Kittens:
Do not withhold food from kittens the night before surgery.  Kittens should be fed a small breakfast the day of surgery. They may have all the water they’d like to drink.

If your kitten needs a bath it should be done 1-2 days before surgery.  They will not be able to have a bath for 2 weeks after surgery.

Cats:
Your cat should not eat after 10:00 p.m. the night before surgery.  They may have all the water they’d like to drink.

Each cat or kitten that you bring will need to be placed in their own carrier (i.e. if you bring two kittens you will need two carriers).  The carrier needs to be clean and the appropriate size for your animal.  Your cat/kitten will be unconscious for part of the time inside the carrier and will need space enough where they can lie down flat from head to rump without constricting their airway.

Place a towel or newspaper in the carrier.  Provide a towel for the trip home for each animal that you bring in.  It helps us if you also provide a plastic bag with your name on it for the return of your dirty towels.

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Important after surgery care for cats:  Click here

How to schedule an appointment:  Click here

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Dogs and puppies will need to be on a leash when brought to the clinic.

Puppies:
Do not withhold food from puppies the night before surgery.  Puppies should be fed a small breakfast the day of surgery. They may have all the water they’d like to drink.

If your puppy needs a bath it should be done 1-2 days before surgery.  They will not be able to have a bath for 2 weeks after surgery.

 Dogs:
Your dog should not eat after 10:00 p.m.  They may have all the water they’d like to drink.  If your dog is less than 4 pounds they should have a small breakfast the day of surgery regardless of age. 

If your dog needs a bath it should be done 1-2 days before surgery.  They will not be able to have a bath for 2 weeks after surgery.

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Important after surgery care for your dog(s):  Click here

How to schedule an appointment:  Click here