Your pet has had a surgery, a traumatic
event for a pet. Now is the time to indulge her with extra love and
oversight. These simple tips for after-surgery pet care will ensure that Fido recovers as quickly as possible.
After-surgery pet care tip #1: First and foremost, follow the
doctor’s orders you brought home to the letter. If you have concerns
or questions about your pet’s healing after surgery be sure to call the office and ask.
After-surgery pet care tip #2: Rest. In order to heal, just
like humans, the body needs to rest and sleep more than normal. Arrange
blankets for a soft bed in a quiet corner inside.
Pet care after-surgery tip #3: Restraint. You have to provide
limitations so that Fido doesn’t get too feisty. A crate is ideal to
keep her still until stitches are removed, etc. If you don’t have one,
keep her inside for the first 3 or 4 days and nights. Let her out, of
course, to relieve herself, but do so with a leash. Animals should not
be allowed to run, jump or climb stairs after surgery.
After-surgery pet care tip #4: Administering medicines. A
sneaky but effective trick is to hide the pill or capsule in a small
chunk of cheese, hot dog wiener, or lunch meat. Your pet won’t really
mind, because she got to enjoy something yummy.
Your pet deserves compassion for all the warm licks and snuggle she
gives you. While she’s ill, give her your best and she’ll be back to
normal within no time.
Written by Ruby H. Moseley, FizzNiche Staff Writer