Post-operatively, your pet will be moved to a recovery area where the entire staff of doctors and technicians will keep a close watch throughout the day. Injectable antibiotics will be administered to help prevent infection within the joint or incision region, and further pain medication may be given to allow your pet to stay comfortable. A warm comfortable run or cage will be where your pet stays and is allowed to recover from surgery in a quiet environment.
As you arrive for the discharge of your pet, the technician will sit down with you and go over your home care instructions and what you can anticipate as your pet recovers. This will be a great time to ask any questions or concerns you may have. Additionally, you will be sent home with clear written instructions for you to follow. If you find that you have additional questions, do not hesitate to give us a call.
All required medications dispensed by the doctor will be ready and this too will be discussed. If you have any concerns about administering the prescriptions, be sure and ask. If a follow-up appointment is required, we will schedule this before your departure.