Animals: 10 Mistakes that Most People Make

Taking Care of Your Pet Following Surgery

Are you thinking about what will happen to your dog when it refuses to eat after surgery? There are a few things that you must know regarding how you will take care of your pet after such surgical treatment. Keep in mind that the surgery can be quite scary for the pet owners. The recovery process is not that difficult and the first few days and weeks after the surgery would require that you offer special care for your pet. To help your dog recovery quickly after surgery, here are the easy things that you need to do in order to help.

You will see that your pet is still groggy after the first two days and one would sleep more often, feels tired and has poor motor control as well as balance. Also, one will have loss of appetite, vomiting, nausea, panting and loss of bladder control. It is in such first two days that you should provide extra precautions. After this, you need to keep the pet from jumping and running or licking the wound which are your biggest concerns.

An important thing which you must do is to keep the pet warm but you must also avoid him from getting hot. Effects of anesthesia would wear off and this will keep the temperature sensors of the dog working in the first two days. One will not know if it is cold or hot so you must help him out and adjust the cool or heat for him.

It is also very important to keep her on the floor. Even though it looks like anesthesia is gone, the dog might still have such infrequent stumble and such could fall off the bed or probably down the stairs in the first two days. Know that the obstacles will be more difficult to navigate so a simple and also a comfortable place for resting that is not quite far from the door is the best.

It is also very important that you keep the pet isolated from the other kids and animals. This is a time when your pet could snap or bite other pets or children. The pain after the surgery and disorientation from such anesthesia could make the pet act unusually. When your pet is somewhat snappy, you shouldn’t worry since the symptoms are really temporary. You might have to separate the dog from other dogs for 10 to 14 days because the others might lick the wounds of the dog or play with them too much.

Moreover, it is quite important that you give your dog water. One needs liquids more than usual.