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How to Help Your Pet Recover After Surgery

Are you thinking about what will take place when your dog won’t 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. 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. In order for your dog to recover fast after surgery, here are some easy things that you can 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. You must provide the pet with extra precautions on the first two days. After such, keeping your pet from jumping and running or biting at the wound too much are your biggest concerns.

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 anesthesia will be wearing off and such will keep the temperature sensors of the pet from working in the first couple of 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.

Also, it is quite important to keep your pet 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. 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 a time when your pet could snap or bite other pets or children. Your pet may act unusually due to the pain following surgery and because of the disorientation from anesthesia. The symptoms are temporary so you should not worry if your best friend is somewhat snappy. You should separate the dog from the other dogs for 10 days to 2 weeks since the others could lick on the wounds of your pet or play with them intensely.

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