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How to Help Your Pet Recover After Surgery

Are you thinking about what will happen to your dog when it refuses to eat after surgery? There are a few things that you must know regarding how you will take care of your pet after such surgical treatment. The pet owners would usually feel scared when it comes to surgery for their pet. But, the recovery process is pretty simple and the first few weeks and days after the surgery would require a special care for the dog. 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. A few of your biggest concerns would be to prevent the dog from running around, jumping and licking or biting the wound.

One important thing that you should do is to keep the pet warm but prevent him from getting hot. Effects of anesthesia would wear off and this will keep the temperature sensors of the dog working in the first two days. The pet will not know if it is cold or hot so you must help him adjust the heat or coolness for him.

You should also keep your pet on the floor since this is very important. Though it seems like the anesthesia is all gone, the pooch still might have an infrequent stumble and it could fall off the bed or perhaps down stairs in the first couple of 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.

It is also very important that you keep the pet isolated from the other kids and animals. 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. When your pet is somewhat snappy, you shouldn’t worry since the symptoms are really temporary. You might need to separate your dog from the other dogs out there for ten to fourteen days since the others might lick the wounds of your dog or play with them really intensely.

Also, it is imperative you offer water to your dog. One would need more liquids than usual.