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How to Help Your Pet Recover After Surgery
Are you concerned on what will happen to the dog that is not eating after surgery? There are some things that you need to be aware of about how you must take care of your pet after the surgery. The surgery can surely be very scary for the different pet owners out there. However, the recovery process is really simple and the first few days and weeks following surgery would need you to provide 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 will see that your pet is still groggy after the first two days and one would sleep more often, feels tired and has 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.
One important thing that you should do is to keep the pet warm but prevent 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 must know that the obstacles are going to be much harder to navigate so a simple and comfortable area for resting which is not quite far from the door is the most excellent choice.
You should also keep the pet isolated from the other kids and also animals. This is a time when your sweet pet could snap or bite at the children or the other pets. Your pet may act unusually due to the pain following surgery and because of the disorientation from anesthesia. Symptoms are temporary so you must not worry if your bestfriend is a bit snappy. You might have to separate the dog from other dogs for 10 to 14 days because the others might lick the wounds of the dog or play with them too much.
Also, it is imperative you offer water to your dog. One will require more liquids than usual.
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