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.