It can be a stressful time when your dog has to get surgery because all you want is for your canine companion to be okay. If you have had experiences with dogs before, you will know what to do in case they have to get surgery.
In order for your dog to get back on its feet as quickly as possible, you need to know how to properly take care of them after surgery. Only through proper post-OP care will your canine get healthy quickly.
To be able to take proper care of your dog, you need to first ensure that you are not panicking yourself. When you bring your dog home from the doctor, ask them their two cents about the entire scenario and you can also get advice from them about how to take care of your dog.
After surgery, you can expect your dog to be a little lazy, and sleepy, until the effect of the anesthesia wears off. This is completely normal and after some time, it should disappear very quickly.
When it comes to feeding your dog, do not be surprised if your pet loses its appetite for a small amount of time. When it is time to feed them, do so in little amounts and should be a soft food. If your dog does not start eating 48 hours after its surgery, contact a professional and get their opinion on why this is happening.
The doctor will give your dog pain medication after the surgery, they will also explain the dose that you have to give. Normally, antibiotics are also given to prevent infections.
When your dog is at home, make it a comfortable place to be. Make sure there are no loud noises or any other pet in sight that may bother your dog.
Only through proper care will your dog be able to recover. Also, don’t forget that you will have to be patient.
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