How To Care For Your Pet After Anesthesia
Since your pet received a general anesthetic today he/she may likely appear quiet and in some cases lack of coordination. It is most important at this time to keep your pet away from any steps. If your pet needs to go up or down any steps at this time, we ask that you keep a leash on them and assist them to prevent stumbling. Your pet should be back to normal within 12 hours.
Avoid giving large amounts of water. Start with small amounts of water and if it does not create any problems, such as vomiting, then more water can be given in 30 minutes or so. Heavy amounts of water should be avoided for the first 24 hours.
Large amounts of food should be avoided for the first 24 hours following the anesthetic period. Give your pet about half of his or her normal amount of food. If he/she is not interested in their food, this is perfectly normal for up to 24 hours post anesthesia.
Call our office at 952-469-1525 with any questions or concerns. Your pet should be bright and alert and back to normal within 24 hours. He/she should be eating, drinking, urinating/defecating like normal. Please do not hesitate to call us. If you have any concerns after hours, please call the South Metro Animal Emergency Clinic at 952-953-3737.
Please call us with any questions