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How 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. Keep in mind that the surgery can be quite scary for the pet owners. But, the recovery process is pretty simple and the first few weeks and days after the surgery would require a special care for the dog. In order for your dog to recover fast after surgery, here are some easy things that you can do in order to help.

The first two days, you will see that your pet is groggy, sleeping more often, tired and it has poor motor control as well as balance. One will also have such loss of appetite, panting, vomiting, nausea and loss of bladder control. 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. Effects of anesthesia would wear off and this will keep the temperature sensors of the dog working in the first two days. The pet will not know if it is cold or hot so you must help him adjust the heat or coolness for him.

You should also keep your pet on the floor since this is very important. Even though it looks like anesthesia is gone, the dog might still have such infrequent stumble and such could fall off the bed or probably down the stairs in the first two 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. 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 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.

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

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