Post-op Care

In the best hands

To help you take the best care of your pet as they recover, you will receive a post-op care sheet following your pet’s procedure. If your pet has had a general anaesthetic or sedation, they won’t be quite themselves for the next 24 hours and may need some extra TLC.

Our nurses will call you on the day after the procedure to follow up and check your pet is doing well, but if you have any concerns, please call the practice on 01736 330331 during business hours for advice and help.

Wound Care

It is important to monitor your pets wound daily, checking for any swelling, bleeding, opening, bruising, discharge or heat. Your pet must not lick or chew at their wound. If your pet is likely to interfere with the wound they may require a buster collar or medical pet shirt to prevent interference.


It is best to keep cats indoors for 7-10 days post-surgery, in order to discourage over extending of the wound site.

Dogs will require short, frequent lead exercise for up to 10 days post-surgery. Your Veterinary Nurse will advise further depending on the surgery performed on an individual basis.