Surgery Day Preparation

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Pre-Surgical & Dental Information

The following information will help in preparing for elective surgical or dental procedures at Fieldstone Veterinary Care:

Preparation at home- For the first night home, allow your dog/cat to settle in for approximately 1 hour, then offer him small amounts of water. If there is no vomiting, you can feed his/her normal meal.  Do not be alarmed if he/she does not feel like eating. His/her appetite should return by morning.

For dental patients: you may want to begin home dental care before your pet’s procedure by introducing brushing, an oral rinse or dental chews (OraVet) to have your pet get used to the procedure.

All Procedures: All food should be removed by 12AM (Midnight) the night before your appointment; water can be left until 7:00 AM. Lastly, your pet will be more comfortable during their hospital stay if they have the opportunity to “do their business” prior to admission.

All Procedures Drop-offOur office is open for surgical drop-offs between 8:00 AM and 8:15 AM. You should plan to spend 5-10 minutes at drop-off, meeting with a technician to go over specific plans for the day. You will be asked to sign medical forms related to your pets procedure and/or dental.  PLEASE ASK ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS PRIOR TO ANY PROCEDURE/DENTAL. THERE WILL BE DISCHARGES TO BE REVIEWED WITH YOU AFTER EACH PROCEDURE/DENTAL. YOU MUST ALLOW THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME AT DISCHARGE.

Post-Surgical Report: Our surgical technician AND/OR Doctor will call to let you know how everything went as soon as your pet has recovered from anesthesia. Please leave all contact numbers for the day (including cell phone) so that we can reach you promptly. PLEASE BE AVAILABLE TO COMMUNICATE AT THIS TIME. If you are unable to be reached, you should call for a report after 2PM.

Pick-up: All spay or neuter and dental patients will be able to go home between 5 and 5:30pm on the same day as their procedure unless otherwise instructed. ** EARLY pick up may be advised if the patient is stressed while be at Fieldstone. As long as our team feels comfortable for discharging.

Home Care: Detailed home care instructions will be given at the time of discharge. Important aspects of post-surgical home-care include exercise restriction as mentioned above, limited food and water initially at home, monitoring of the incision for swelling or redness, and lots of love and kisses! Dental patients with extractions may need to be fed soft food (canned or soaked in water) for 5-7 days following their oral surgery.

If you have any questions regarding these instructions or your pets’ procedure please do not hesitate to call our office.

Fieldstone Veterinary Care

(203) 746-5555
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