The Health Edition

Caring For A Pet After Surgery

None of us want to see our precious pets unhappy. When our pets undergo surgery, all we want is to make sure that they recover in comfort. Here are some tips on how you can ensure that your pet has an easy and comfortable recovery after undergoing surgery.

Follow Your Vet’s Instructions

Your vet knows what’s best for your pet. Listen to his or her advice and follow it. You might have to invest in some items, such as leg braces for dogs or post-surgery protective cones. Don’t skimp on any of the items that your pet might need to have a good and easy recovery.

Create A Comfortable Space

When your pet is fully functional, they very well may roam the halls of your home, dropping wherever they please to sleep. However, recovering pets tend to stay in one spot and sleep there. Create a comfortable space for them to rest and recover. A pet bed is fine, but not necessary. You can create a comfortable recovery space with old pillows and blankets.

Give Them Attention

Your pet can’t frolic like he or she usually can, but they still need attention. Dogs and cats are social creatures that need attention, even when they’re not at their best. Spend some time throughout the day sitting with your pet and giving them lots of love. A good morale will help your pet to recover quicker.

Watch For Signs That Something’s Wrong

If your pet isn’t eating and drinking, there might be something wrong. Furthermore, while it’s normal for a recovering animal to sleep more than what’s typical, it’s not normal for them to be so lethargic that they can barely life their head. If something seems off, don’t hesitate to take them in to see your veterinarian. It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to the health of your pet.

Recovery takes time, but eventually, your pet will be good as new again. Remember, your pet needs rest during this difficult time, but he or she still needs attention and love. Keep a close eye on your pet during his or her recovery.