How to Prepare Your Cat for Surgery

Preparing Your Cat for Surgery

Hearing your cat requires surgery can be troubling news. Whether it's a preventative measure like spaying or neutering or pet surgery due to an illness, you must do what you can to ensure your cat’s safety before and after pet surgery. At Greenfield Veterinary Clinic, we have years of experience performing pet surgery. Our veterinarian will walk you through the process of surgery from preparation to recovery. Here are a few tips on preparing your cat for surgery.

Medication Management

If your cat is on regular medication, make sure it's safe to administer their morning dose. You must also confirm whether or not there is any other pre-surgery medicine your cat requires. Keeping your cat’s morning routine as normal as possible before surgery will help them stay comfortable. It is natural for cats to be nervous when being transported to the veterinarian. Making your cat comfortable will make the surgery process smoother.

Advice on Food and Water

Diet is another aspect of pet surgery preparation. Some operations require pets to have an empty stomach. You may need to stop your cat from eating or drinking for twelve or even twenty-four hours before surgery. Our veterinarian will confirm this for you. It is important to stick to these instructions to ensure your cat experiences no complications during surgery. Before pet surgery, our veterinarian will let you know of any special foods required for your cat's post-op care. Stocking up on everything you need before surgery will help ensure a smooth recovery process.

Pet Surgery in Greenfield

If you need pet surgery services in Greenfield, the veterinary professionals of Greenfield Veterinary Clinic are ready to assist you. Our veterinarian will evaluate your pet’s condition to determine whether or not surgery is required. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (414) 282-5230.


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