Pre-Operative Care Prior To Admission For Veterinary Procedures 

Puppies / Dogs – MUST be starved on the morning of the procedure. They can have food up until 8pm the evening before, and water is to be left down until you bring them in for the operation. No treats are to be given, as an empty stomach is critical for safe anaesthesia. They can be taken for a walk to go to the toilet prior to being admitted unless otherwise instructed.

Kittens / Cats – It is advisable to keep them indoors overnight prior to your appointment and MUST be starved on the morning of the procedure. They can have food up until 8pm the evening before, and water is to be left down until you bring them in for the operation. No treats are to be given as an empty stomach is critical for safe anaesthesia.

Rabbits / Guinea Pigs – Should have access to food and water up until they are admitted – THEY MUST NOT BE STARVED.

Finally – Be prepared to spend a few minutes with the veterinary surgeon or veterinary nurse on the morning of admission. A pre-surgical examination will be performed. Pre-anaesthetic laboratory work will be discussed and there will be an opportunity for any last minute instructions to be communicated to the surgeon. A pre-anaesthetic sedation is normally given shortly after admission. We really do want you to understand what we are doing and why. If you have any questions about our procedures or your pet's condition, please do not hesitate to ask.

If your pet is taking medication, give the normal dose at the normal time unless otherwise directed. If your pet is diabetic, please ask the veterinary surgeon for special instructions.

Please leave a telephone number with a member of staff, where you can be contacted.

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