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Sep 17

What Do You Know About Animals

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 some things that you need to be aware of about how you must take care of your pet after the surgery. The surgery can surely be very scary for the different pet owners out there. However, the recovery process is really simple and the first few days and weeks following surgery would need you to provide 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 can see that your pet feels groggy after the first two days and one is going to sleep more often, would feel tired and one will also have a poor motor control as well as balance. There is also nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, loss of bladder control and panting. It is during the first two days that you must offer extra precautions. After this, you need to keep the pet from jumping and running or licking the wound which are your biggest concerns.

One important thing that you should do is to keep the pet warm but prevent 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. The pet will not know if it is cold or hot so you must help him adjust the heat or coolness for him.

It is also very important to keep her on the floor. Though it seems like the anesthesia is all gone, the pooch still might have an infrequent stumble and it could fall off the bed or perhaps down stairs in the first couple of 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 sweet pet could snap or bite at the children or the other pets. The pain following the surgery and also the disorientation from anesthesia could make your pet act unusually. The symptoms are temporary so you should not worry if your best friend is somewhat snappy. 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.

Also, it is imperative you offer water to your dog. One will require more liquids than usual.