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Post Surgery Care

When your pet has surgery, it can be a difficult time. This is true whether they are treated by an exotics veterinarian or a more traditional one. However, it can be important that you are also prepared to care for them after the surgery is over. He or she may need your help with pain management and recovery, so you may need to be prepared. At North Madison Animal Hospital in Jackson, TN, we can help your pet’s surgery recovery be as simple as possible. Here are some things to keep in mind.

Post Surgery Care

Follow the Instructions

You may be given a lot of instructions by the veterinarian after your pet’s surgery. It is important that you understand them and follow them. If you’re unsure of anything, ask. You can ask while you’re there or call the clinic later but failing to follow the instructions can be extremely risky for your pet’s health. 

Keep Your Pet Calm

No matter what kind of surgery your pet had, they are likely going to need some rest as they recover from it. This is why it can be important that you provide them with a calm, quiet place to rest. It may be a good idea to plan ahead for this. You may need to find a way to keep any children from harassing your pet, as well as find a place where they won’t be disturbed by noises. If you do this before the surgery, it can be much easier to incorporate it into your pet’s post surgery care. 

Limit Movement

Your pet may need to avoid moving much in order to keep any stitches from ripping. However, he or she likely won’t understand the importance of this. It will likely be up to you to keep them calm and still during post surgery care. Set up their space so that they only need to move a little. This might involve moving food closer to their bed or finding other risks and resolving them. 

Go to the Follow-Up Appointment

Your pet may need to have a follow-up appointment with an exotics veterinarian on our veterinary team after their surgery. Make sure that you bring them. This is the veterinarian’s opportunity to check that they are healing properly. If you skip this appointment, you might miss a problem. This can put your pet’s recovery at risk.

Get Post Surgery Care and Pain Management with an Exotics Veterinarian on Our Veterinary Team

At North Madison Animal Hospital in Jackson, TN, we are here to help give your pet pain management and after-surgery care. We can work with you to make sure that everything goes smoothly. So if you need care for your pet, call us at (731) 664-6200 to make an appointment to come see us.