- Puppies and Kittens: Please feed your pet(s) a small breakfast morning of surgery. We recommend that they have ¼ of what they would normally eat for breakfast.
- Adult Dogs and Cats: Please withhold food after midnight. Water is still allowed.
- Please be sure to sign your consent form requesting any additional services before the date of your appointment. This will be sent electronically to you as soon as your appointment has been scheduled.
- Drop off is at 7:30 am for dogs and 8:00am for cats. Clients will remain in their vehicles. Cats must be in separate carriers and dogs on a leash.
- If your pet is current on a rabies vaccination, we must have paper proof of rabies otherwise we will revaccinate. We cannot go by a tag.
- We accept cash and debit/credit cards as payment. We prefer you pre-pay for your appointment to save time and contact. A payment link will be sent to your email 24-48 hours before your scheduled appointment.
- Pick up for dogs is at 4pm. Pick up for cats is at 5pm. Please be on time so you will be able to hear post op instructions delivered. A late fee will be applied for every 30 minutes your are late.
- No running, jumping, playing, swimming, or other strenuous activity for 7 to 10 days. Keep your pet quiet. Pets must be kept indoors where they can stay clean, dry, and warm. No baths during the recovery period. Dogs must be walked on a leash and cats must be kept indoors.
- Check the incision site twice daily. There should be no drainage. Redness and swelling should be minimal. Do not allow your pet to lick or chew at the incision. If this occurs, an Elizabethan collar MUST be applied to prevent additional licking and chewing that could cause infection.
- If your dog had a scrotal castration, they may have small amounts of drainage/discharge for up to three days.
- Appetite should return gradually within 24 hours of surgery. Lethargy lasting for more than 24 hours post-op, diarrhea, or vomiting are not normal and your pet should be taken to your regular veterinarian. Dogs may have a slight cough for a few days after surgery.
- Do not change your pet’s diet at this time, and do not give them junk food, table scraps, milk, or any other people food during the recovery period. This could mask post-surgical complications.
- We recommend that your pet receive a post-operative examination with your regular veterinarian 7 to 10 days after surgery, to have the incision checked for complete healing, to remove any skin sutures, and to discuss additional needs and follow-up care, and vaccination “boosters” (for maximum effectiveness).
- If there are any questions or concerns directly related to the surgery during the recovery period, please call this office at (407) 476-4748. If there is an emergency after hours, contact your regular veterinarian or the Osceola Animal Emergency hospital at (407) 910-4771.
We will make every reasonable effort to treat at our clinic, at minimal cost, any post-op complications resulting directly from the surgery, if the above post-op instructions are followed in full. Your regular veterinarian must address illnesses or injuries that are not a direct result of surgery. Please call for an appointment as soon as you see cause for concern. We cannot be held responsible for complications resulting from failure to follow post-op instructions, or for contagious diseases for which the animal was not previously properly vaccinated.