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Things to Do to Help Your Pet Recover After Surgery

Are you thinking about what will happen to your dog when it refuses to eat after surgery? Well there are things that you should know about how to take care of your pet after a surgical treatment. The pet owners would usually feel scared when it comes to surgery for their pet. The recovery process is not that difficult and the first few days and weeks after the surgery would require that you offer special care for your pet. To help your dog recovery quickly after surgery, here are the easy things that you need to do in order to help.

You can see that your pet feels groggy after the first two days and one is going to sleep more often, would feel tired and one will also have a poor motor control as well as balance. There is also nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, loss of bladder control and panting. It is during the first two days that you must offer extra precautions. A few of your biggest concerns would be to prevent the dog from running around, jumping and licking or biting the wound.

An important thing which you must do is to keep the pet warm but you must also avoid him from getting hot. The effects of the anesthesia would wear off and will keep the dog’s temperature sensors from functioning during the first day or two days. One will not know if it is cold or hot so you must help him out and adjust the cool or heat for him.

It is also very important to keep her on the floor. 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. Know that the obstacles will be more difficult to navigate so a simple and also a comfortable place for resting that is not quite far from the door is the best.

Also, it is quite important that you would keep your pet isolated from the other animals or kids. This is actually a time when the sweet pet could bite or snap children and even other pets. The pain following the surgery and also the disorientation from anesthesia could make your pet act unusually. Symptoms are temporary so you must not worry if your bestfriend is a bit snappy. 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.

You should also be providing water to the dog. One needs liquids more than usual.