Keep your animal quiet, warm and comfortable once at home. Do not exercise your dog after surgery. Exercise should be restricted to the lead only for 7-10 days after surgery. Rabbits and guinea-pigs should also be rested, which means confining them to a smaller run and avoiding rough play with other rabbits or guinea-pigs.
Offer your cat or dog a light meal. We recommend a special recovery diet pack which is available on request. Your dog or cat may not wish to eat, which is common and nothing to worry about. Dogs or cats that eat a large meal soon after an anaesthetic may regurgitate their food.
Rabbits and guinea-pigs must eat soon after anaesthetic. If your rabbit or guinea-pig is not eating on the morning after their operation it is very important that you let us know.
If you suspect that your animal will lick the wound then it is sensible to use a buster collar.
Your animal has received effective pain relief and should be very comfortable. Please follow the instructions given on any additional pain relief prescribed.