Pets Tips for The Average Joe
Taking Care of Your Pet Following Surgery
Are you thinking about what will take place when your dog won’t 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 pet owners would usually feel scared when it comes to surgery for their pet. 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. In order for your dog to recover fast after surgery, here are some easy things that you can 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. One will also have such loss of appetite, panting, vomiting, nausea 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.
One important thing that you should do is to keep the pet warm but prevent him from getting hot. The effects of the anesthesia would wear off and will keep the dog’s temperature sensors from functioning during the first day or two days. One won’t know if it is cold or hot so you should help him out to adjust the heat or coolness for him.
It is also very important to keep her on the floor. Though it may look like anesthesia is gone, the dog could still have that infrequent stumble and this may fall from the bed or perhaps down the stairs in the first two days. You have to know that the obstacles would be a lot harder to navigate so one simple and comfortable area for your pet to rest in that is not really far from the door is the best choice.
Also, it is quite important that you would keep your pet isolated from the other animals or kids. This is actually a time when the sweet pet could bite or snap children and even other pets. The pain after the surgery and disorientation from such anesthesia could make the 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.
Moreover, it is quite important that you give your dog water. One will require more liquids than usual.