After your pet's Surgery
Pickup time is 8:30 AM Wednesday - Friday. 7:30 AM on Saturdays.
Ask any questions you may have at the time of discharge.
No running, jumping, playing, swimming, or other strenuous activity for 7-10 days. Keep your pet quiet.
Pets must be kept indoors where they can stay clean, dry and warm.
No baths during the recovery period.
Dogs must be walked on a leash and cats kept indoors.
Check the incision site twice daily. There should be no drainage. Redness and swelling should be minimal.
Do not allow your pet to lick or chew at the incision. If this occurs, please call this office for further information.
Appetite should return gradually within 24 hours of surgery.
Lethargy lasting for more than 24 hours post-op, diarrhea, or vomiting are not normal and your pet should be taken to your regular veterinarian.
Dogs may have a slight cough for a few days after surgery.
When your pet gets home, DO NOT ALLOW THEM TO OVER-EAT! Small meals only for the first 24 hours. Do not change your pet’s diet at this time and do not give junk food, table scraps, milk or any other people food during the recovery period. This could mask post-surgical complications.
If there are any questions or concerns directly related to the surgery during the recovery period, please call this office at (931) 372-2728 or our after hours line at (931) 261-4216.
If there is an emergency after hours, contact your regular veterinarian or our emergency provider Copeland Veterinary Hospital at (931) 528-1111.
Your pet received a green tattoo next to their incision. This tattoo is a scoring process in the skin; IT IS NOT AN EXTRA INCISION.
HSPC SN Clinic, will treat at minimal cost, any post-op complications resulting directly from the surgery, if the above post-op instructions are followed in full. Your regular veterinarian must address illnesses or injuries that are not a direct result of surgery. Please call for an appointment as soon as you see cause for concern. We cannot be held responsible for complications resulting from failure to follow post-op instructions, or for contagious diseases for which the animal was not previously properly vaccinated.