Successful surgical operations often depend on the care taken in the preparation and after the procedure.
The stress of an operation can lower your pet’s resistance to infectious disease, so it is important for vaccinations to be up to date. Lungworm in dogs can cause poor blood clotting during and after surgery. If your dog is not already being treated with Advocate Spot On, Bruton Vets recommends treatment prior to surgery. One treatment is recommended six weeks before the operation and a repeat treatment two weeks before the operation.
As a guide please do not feed your pet after 21:00 hrs the previous evening. This does not apply to rabbits however – they can eat as normal. Cats should be kept indoors during the night before surgery. Water can be freely available to pets until the time you leave home.