Woodland Veterinary Centre
Midhurst 01730814321 Liphook 01428 723595 Haslemere 01428 651880
Date of Procedure:
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Estimated Cost: If we did not inform you regarding the cost then please give us a phonecall!
Payment is required at the time of collection. We accept cash and most debit and credit cards.
EVENING BEFORE THE PROCEDURE
Withhold food after 10pm the night before surgery. This ensures that the dog's stomach is empty by the time he's put under general anaesthetic.
If your dog has eaten on the morning of surgery or is showing any sign of being unwell please inform us.
Water can be available to your pet all night.
DAY OF PROCEDURE
An appointment has been made to admit your pet with a nurse or vet. They will go through the consent form and will answer any questions you have. Please ensure that you allow 10 minutes for this.
Take your dog for a short walk to allow him/her to urinate/defecate.
If your dog is on a special diet, please bring a small amount for use during hospitalisation.
Please give us a phonecall around 2.30 - 3.00pm for a progress report of your dog and to arrange an appointment time for collection, usually between 3pm-5pm.
Certain surgical and dental cases will require overnight hospitalisation. They will be cared for by a trained Veterinary Nurse along with the duty Veterinary Surgeon.
Most dogs will go home on the same day as the operation.
The nurse/ veterinary surgeon will discuss the operation and the after care.
Written instructions will be given along with any necessary medication. Further appointments will also be booked as necessary.
POST OPERATIVE FEEDING
We advise the first 48 hours post operatively to feed a bland diet. We recommend Royal Canin Sensitivity Diet which is higly digestible with adequate nutrients to aid recovery after an anaesthetic.
There have been a number of reports of Lungworm cases in our area.
Lungworm can cause poor blood clotting which can lead to excessive bleeding during and after procedures.
We would like to advise you to treat your animal at least one week before the operation against lungworm. We recommend Advocate, a 'spot on' treatment available at our reception.