AFTER YOUR VISIT

Post-Op Reminders: 

Read your discharge paperwork completely.

We recommend purchasing an e-collar $15

If your dog or cat is licking or chewing at an incision site, please purchase an e-collar (from us for $15 or visit a local pet store). You can also put a surgical suit or baby onesie on cats and small dogs, or a paper plate/ paper bowl with a hole in the center on cats has worked in some situations. 

Adult Dogs & Cats: May have half of their normal nighttime meal. They may have a small amount of water, but do not let them gulp large amounts (we don't want them to throw up). Following surgery, some animals may not have an appetite and some animals may vomit; this can be normal. If your animal has not eaten after 36 hours, please call us at 219-240-6228 (M-TR 8-4pm) or 219-440-4727 after hours. 

Kittens, Puppies, and Toy Breeds under 6lbs: May have half of their normal nighttime meal. They may have a small amount of water, but do not let them gulp large amounts. If your puppy or kitten does not want to eat, please rub a little honey on their tongue to keep their blood sugar up. 

All stitches and sutures are fully dissolvable and may take up to 120 days to dissolve; you will not need to return post op.

**For female dogs and cats, please monitor their gum color. If your dog is lethargic (extremely sluggish) and has pale gum color, please call and text us pictures at 219-440-4727 as this may be an emergency and we will help you assess the situation to determine if you need to take your pet to an emergency clinic. 

**For male cats, the incision site (scrotum) is left open and there may be drainage/ discharge for up to 4 days post-op. The drainage can be clear, pink, or blood and may appear to be up to twenty drops of blood; this can be normal, but feel free to take some pictures of the incision site and send them to us at 219-440-4727 if you have any concerns and we will confirm your pet is healing normally. If the color or consistency of the drainage is pus, please contact us.