Aftercare

Neutering your cat or dog is a safe, simple procedure.

Lesson Outcome
Learn more about the aftercare process when your pet is neutered.

Your friend may come home a little woozy, perhaps needing a nap or time to himself. Or, he might want held and cuddled for awhile.  After his neuter, the most important thing is to have a quiet, comfortable area to rest.


If your pal is hungry when he gets home, offer him a light snack or a half portion of his usual food at first. Encourage him to drink lots of cold water to help get the anesthetic out of his system and prevent nausea.

Even if he seems back to his old self, remember to take it easy for few days. Neutering is not a major surgery like spaying but your friend will still feel tender and disoriented for at least a few hours. Short walks may be fine but you'll want to avoid running, rough housing, or jumping for at least a week.

After you've checked back in with your Brook Farm vet, you can resume baths and visits to the doggy park. Keep an eye on your pet to prevent him from biting or licking his incision area. It's a good idea to switch out your cat litter for shredded paper for about a week -until the incision has closed.

As with spaying, your neutered pet's aftercare can be divided into daily and weekly tasks.

Course Overview

1
What AAHA Accreditation Means for Your Pet
We have the AAHA logo next to our name, do you know what it means?
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What AAHA Accreditation Means for Your Pet
We have the AAHA logo next to our name, do you know what it means?
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Our Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program
There are so many benefits of spaying and neutering your pets. Brook Farm Veterinary Center offers a low-cost program to help with the costs associated with this procedure.
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Our Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program
There are so many benefits of spaying and neutering your pets. Brook Farm Veterinary Center offers a low-cost program to help with the costs associated with this procedure.
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Getting Ready
Getting ready for your pet's spay or neuter may be scary, but our team of highly trained veterinarians perform this routine surgery using the best safety measures, in a warm, welcoming environment.
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Getting Ready
Getting ready for your pet's spay or neuter may be scary, but our team of highly trained veterinarians perform this routine surgery using the best safety measures, in a warm, welcoming environment.
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Food and Water Restrictions
After having their spay or neuter procedure it's important to know that your pet may have food and water restrictions. Talk to your Veterinarian.
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Food and Water Restrictions
After having their spay or neuter procedure it's important to know that your pet may have food and water restrictions. Talk to your Veterinarian.
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Comfort From Your Brook Farm Family
We are committed to caring for your pet as if they were our own.
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Comfort From Your Brook Farm Family
We are committed to caring for your pet as if they were our own.
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Spaying
Spaying, aka ovariohysterectomy, is a surgical procedure performed under general anesthesia. It involves removing female cat or dog’s uterus and both ovaries through an incision made in the abdomen.
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Spaying
Spaying, aka ovariohysterectomy, is a surgical procedure performed under general anesthesia. It involves removing female cat or dog’s uterus and both ovaries through an incision made in the abdomen.
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Aftercare
While the spaying process is identical for cats and dogs, in general, these species tend to recover slightly differently.
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Aftercare
While the spaying process is identical for cats and dogs, in general, these species tend to recover slightly differently.
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Aftercare (Part 2)
Female spay procedures require aftercare to keep the incision site clean and safe from infection.
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Aftercare (Part 2)
Female spay procedures require aftercare to keep the incision site clean and safe from infection.
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Neutering
Neutering, sometimes called castration, is the surgical removal of a male cat or dog’s testes.
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Neutering
Neutering, sometimes called castration, is the surgical removal of a male cat or dog’s testes.
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Aftercare
Neutering your cat or dog is a safe, simple procedure.
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Aftercare
Neutering your cat or dog is a safe, simple procedure.
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Aftercare (Part 2)
Checking your pet's incision is crucial to making sure they're healing after their spay or neuter.
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Aftercare (Part 2)
Checking your pet's incision is crucial to making sure they're healing after their spay or neuter.
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When To Call
We're always here for you if you have questions or are concerned that your pet may need to be rechecked by the doctor after their procedure.
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When To Call
We're always here for you if you have questions or are concerned that your pet may need to be rechecked by the doctor after their procedure.
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Final Thoughts
Together with your Brook Farm family, you are doing your part to prevent the cruel suffering of homeless and unwanted pets.
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Final Thoughts
Together with your Brook Farm family, you are doing your part to prevent the cruel suffering of homeless and unwanted pets.

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