Dog_in_elizabethan_collar_smallIn an earlier article, we had talked about the need for sterilization surgery. Here we will talk about the procedure and aftercare for your pet’s spaying.
We will answer some important questions like

    • When can my pet be sterilized?
    • Is sterilization painful?
    • How long will my pet be in the hospital?
    • What happens before the surgery?
    • What is the aftercare for spaying?

WHEN CAN MY PET BE STERILIZED?
Pets can be desexed at any age including during their more mature years. Whilst pets can be desexed as early as 6 weeks of age, we desex most pets between 5 and 6 months of age.

IS STERILIZATION PAINFUL?
Your pet will not experience any pain during the procedure as it will be asleep under general anesthesia.  Most pets will resume their normal activity within 48 hours of waking up from the surgery.

HOW LONG WILL MY PET BE IN THE HOSPITAL?
In most cases your pet will be required to stay with us for a few hours and can return home the same day as the surgery.

WHAT HAPPENS BEFORE THE SURGERY?
When you drop your pet off we will require at least 10 minutes of your time for you to answer some questions. The Vet gets you to fill consent forms and makes sure the puppy hasn’t eaten for 6 hours. A blood test may be performed in some cases to check vital organ functions.

WHAT IS THE AFTERCARE FOR SPAYING?
The puppy may be drowsy and quiet on the evening of the surgery.  This is due to the anaesthetic and you should find the puppy is back to his normal playful self the next day.

A small meal of normal food should be offered and puppy’s normal toilet routine should be followed. The puppy should have lead exercise only for the first 7-10 days while everything heals.

Dog in Elizabethan collar

An Elizabethan collar may be required to prevent the puppy from licking the surgical site.

An appointment will be made for wound check and suture removal a week or 9 days after surgery.

WHERE DO I BEGIN?

Call me(Dr Kadambari) on 9550725960 and I will walk you through the procedure. You can also fix a Pre-Sterilization consultation using the “Take an Appointment” button on the top of this page.