Pet Advice

Useful advice from Cherrywood Veterinary Clinic

On this page, you will find useful information about a variety of common topics.

  • Application Form for EU Pet Passport
  • Post Dental Instructions
  • Post Operation Instructions

Application Form for EU Pet Passport

Post Dental Instructions

Information for you if your pet has had a dental procedure.

Your pet may have a mild cough that persists for 24 hours due to the placement of a tube in the windpipe for gas anaesthetic.

Please keep your pet inside for at least a day in a warm and comfortable place as body temperature can drop following an anaesthetic for 24 hours.

Offer only water tonight as your pet may feel nauseous.

If your pet has had extractions feed a soft diet for 1 week as its mouth may be tender. After this, hard food is much better at keeping teeth clean.

If your pet has had extractions please ensure to give the provided antibiotics.

We advise the use of the logic toothpaste provided to help keep teeth healthy. Use a pea sized amount daily. Can be used with a baby toothbrush to brush dog’s teeth, it may be fed directly to the animal or put on the nose or paw of a cat to be licked off.

If you would like a demonstration on tooth brushing please ask a staff member.

We recommend a dental check up every 6 months unless otherwise advised.

IF YOU HAVE ANY WORRIES ABOUT YOUR PET PLEASE CONTACT US.

Post Operation Instructions

Post operative information 

General information:

  • Your pet may have a shaved area(s) of hair. This was removed for hygiene purposes pre surgery. It should grow back over 6-8 weeks
  • There may be a mild cough that persists for 24 hours post surgery due to the placement of a tube in the windpipe for gas anaesthetic
  • Please keep your pet inside for at least a day post surgery in a warm and comfortable place as body temperature can decrease following an anaesthetic for 24 hours
  • Offer only water or fluids the same day as the surgery as your pet may feel nauseous
  • Your pet will be sleepy tonight and may be sore for the next few days, even after having a painkiller
  • The stitches will be removed 10-14 days post surgery unless otherwise advised. In the meantime keep exercise restricted to short lead walks only and no jumping up to prevent stitches been torn out
  • The Elizabethan collar should be worn at all times to prevent your pet from biting or licking at the surgical wound
  • Your pet may put on weight post neutering, they do not need as many calories as before so you may need to reduce food by 20%. Have frequent weight checks

Surgical wound considerations:

  • Please check the wound daily for oozing, pus or heavy bleeding. Please ring us if these things are spotted
  • Make sure to keep the wound clean and dry
  • Check for suture breakage
  • Stitches are removed in 10-14 days

IF YOU HAVE ANY WORRIES ABOUT YOUR PET PLEASE CONTACT US.

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