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.

Lesson Outcome
Learn more about your pet's food and water restrictions after having their spay or neuter procedure.

The night before your spay/neuter surgery, make certain your pet has a good meal - because, after midnight, he or she should not eat anything else! Your pet will be put under a mild anesthetic and it's important they have an empty stomach to prevent vomiting or nausea. Many families are concerned about their cat or dog being hungry for a prolonged amount of time; rest assured, the Brook Farm medical team handles spay/neuter appointments first thing in the morning so that pets are able to go home and have a light snack within a few hours.

Small sips of water can be given but none after 6 a.m. the day of your pet's surgery. If your kitten or pooch is coming in for their spay/neuter appointment, and you think they might have eaten something, let us know right away.

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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