We suggest following this protocol to ensure the best possible surgery procedure and recovery for your pet:

  • Do not feed your pet after 8pm the night before surgery
  • Walk your dog the morning before surgery so your pet can eliminate (urinate and defecate)
  • If your pet is on medication, please inform us

    Before the surgical procedure, we will do one or all of the following:

    • Administer an anti-inflammatory injection
    • Administer an injection for pain relief
    • Apply a fentanyl patch
    • Perform an epidural and nerve block

Depending on the procedure performed and the discomfort of your pet, your doctor may prescribe pain relieving medication to take home with you.