Post Surgical Instructions

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for most routine procedures

Food & Water:

  • Feed 1/2 the normal diet after 8:00 pm, on the evening of the surgery
  • May resume normal diet by the next morning
  • Limit excessive water intake

Exercise & Activity:

  • Limit exercise & activity for 7 days following surgery
  • Confine to indoors except to go outside on a leash for eliminations for 7 days
  • Gradual return to normal activityLunch time

Signs to Monitor:

  • Loss of appetite for over 2 days
  • Refusal to drink water for 24 hours
  • Weakness
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Depression


Your pet may NOT have a normal bowel movement for 24-36 hours after surgery. This is normal and not cause for alarm. Remember that your pet has been fasting and has been under anesthesia.