Post-Surgical Instructions

Cat Spay:

After your cat is home you may make food and water available to the cat in the late evening.  The cat may not eat due to drowsiness but should be eating and drinking by the next day.  Keep an eye on the incision to make sure there is no drainage/infection. The sutures will dissolve.

Cat Neuter:

After your cat is home you may make food and water available to the cat in the late evening.  The cat may not eat due to drowsiness but should be eating and drinking by the next day.  Cat neuters are not as invasive as spays, so your cat should be acting like himself within 12 hours after surgery.

Dog Spay:

Your dog will be sent home on pain medication.  Administer the medication according to the instructions.  After your dog is home that evening, only make small amounts of food and water available at one time.  Monitor your dog’s activity level for the next 10-14 days.  The dog should not be running, jumping, or straining.  The sutures will dissolve.

Dog Neuter:

Your dog will be sent home with a Cone (Elizabethan Collar) to prevent him from licking the incision. The dog should wear the cone for the next 10-14 days, especially when left unattended. After your dog is home that evening, only make small amounts of food and water available at one time.  Monitor your dog’s activity level for the next 10-14 days.  The dog should not be running, jumping, or straining. The sutures will dissolve.

For any other questions please visit our website at www.care4animals.net or call (401) 739-7387.