Caring For Your Pet After Their Spay or Neuter

If you are looking for a veterinarian in Baltimore to spay or neuter your pet, as well as perform other types of pet surgery, look into what The Village Vet has to offer. Here, you can find a vet to care for all of your pet’s health concerns.

Step by Step Proper Care

There are a few things that you will need to do after your pet has been spayed or neutered.

First, limit your pet's activity and movements for the first 7 to 10 days, as this is a major surgery. Strenuous activities could disrupt the healing process and even cause incisions to open up. Also try to keep your pet on a diet that is as regular as possible. Most of the time, a pet will lose his or her appetite after surgery, but it will return slowly over the next 24 hours. Make sure that you do not give your pet junk food or table scraps during this time.

Make sure that you keep your pet’s incision dry. For a female dog or cat, there will be internal sutures that are going to dissolve after about four months. There is also surgical glue that is applied to the skin in order to seal the incision and protect it from bacteria. However, if you have a male cat, they do not have sutures. If you are told that your pet either has sutures or skin staples, they are going to need to return within 10 days to the vet to have them removed. Do not give your pet a bath during this recovery period or apply topical ointment. Also, if there is an incision, make sure to check it twice daily. Do not allow the animal to chew or lick the incision, as this could cause it to open up.

Monitor the pain levels of your pet after the procedure. Look out for any complications that might occur, and do not be afraid to call the vet with any concerns that you have.

Trust Our Veterinarian with Your Pet’s Spay or Neuter Surgery

If your pet need surgery, such as a spay and neuter, and you are looking for a veterinarian in Baltimore, contact the professionals at The Village Vet. We will be able to answer any questions you have about pet wellness and what our vet will be able to do for your animal.