Depending on the nature of the procedure, some pets may experience pain or lethargy after their surgery. To help combat this anticipated pain, your pet will receive an injection of an appropriate pain medication prior to the procedure. It is important to report all current medications and supplements to your nurse or doctor prior to the procedure, so your pet's anesthetic protocol can be tailored based on its needs. Most pets will also go home on an oral pain medication to help with post-operative pain.
It is important to restrict exercise and excessive movement after a surgical procedure. For 10 days following the procedure, we require no running, jumping or climbing, leash-walking for potty-breaks, and cage resting your pet. This is important the first day as the pet is recovering from anesthesia and may cause harm to himself if left unrestricted. It is equally as important the following days as the incision(s) needs time to properly heal.