Emergency/24 hours
01752 700600

A friendly, family practice providing the highest standards of professional veterinary care

Appointments

To make an appointment, or if you have any queries, please telephone

Plymouth:

01752 700600

Ivybridge:

01752 690999

Consultations are always by appointment to minimise waiting times (except at The Cabin, our Surgery in Yealmpton, which opens Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10.30-11am).

POST OPERATIVE DOG CASTRATE ADVICE

Your Pet has today been castrated under a general anaesthetic. It is important that you follow these guidelines to ensure Your Pet has a speedy recovery.

• Allow Your Pet to rest in a warm, quiet place tonight.

• Feed Your Pet a small bland meal this evening such as boiled chicken or fish as a heavy meal could cause vomiting. He can return to his normal diet tomorrow.

• Allow Your Pet to go out to the toilet tonight but restrict him to the garden.

• For the next 7 days Your Pet must have short lead exercise only and should be discouraged from jumping up.

• You must monitor his wound carefully if it is looking red & sore, swollen, weeping or he is licking the wound you must contact the surgery for a buster collar, as this could delay healing.

• Your Pet will have been given pain medication prior to his operation which will last for 24hrs and pain relief in tablet form will be supplied for a further 48 hours, but if you feel Your Pet still shows signs of discomfort please contact the surgery.

• If Your Pet is given additional medication to take home, please ensure you follow the instructions carefully and finish the course.

POST OPERATIVE CHECK

• Please bring Your Pet back to the surgery in 3 days time for a check up.

• Your Pet has non dissolvable stitches these will need to be removed 10 days after surgery.

• Your Pet has dissolvable stitches that do not need removing. Check ups at the surgery are included in the cost of the operation. However additional medication will incur a charge.

IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS ABOUT YOUR PET PLEASE CONTACT THE SURGERY IMMEDIATELY Tel 01752 700600 or 01752 690999

Repeat Prescriptions

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