What To Expect - Post Dental

Your pet just underwent a surgical procedure so we want you to be well prepared for what to expect when bringing them home.

Lesson Outcome
Learn what to expect when you bring home your pet after having a dental procedure at Brook Farm Veterinary Center.

Since anesthesia can decrease tear production, an ointment was placed in your pets eye to protect them while they were asleep. This oily residue will dissipate over the next few days. Because of the anesthesia, your pet may be sleepy and wobbly for the next 1-2 hours. However, some pets have the opposite effect and seem more agitated or whiny. An IV catheter was placed to administer IV fluids, anesthesia and other medications. The fur surrounding the catheter was shaved. Please call us if you notice your pet is licking the area excessively or if the area becomes red or irritated, as this may be sign of infection and it's best to be seen immediately. It is okay to remove the bandage where the catheter was after 1 hour has passed.

Course Overview

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5 Facts About Anesthesia and Dentistry
Learn about anesthesia and why it's used during your pet's dental procedure.
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5 Facts About Anesthesia and Dentistry
Learn about anesthesia and why it's used during your pet's dental procedure.
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What To Expect - Post Dental
Your pet just underwent a surgical procedure so we want you to be well prepared for what to expect when bringing them home.
Current Lesson
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What To Expect - Post Dental
Your pet just underwent a surgical procedure so we want you to be well prepared for what to expect when bringing them home.
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Food and Water - Post Dental
Your pet can get back to eating a normal meal within an hour or so, but there are some things you'll want to know about how to prepare their first post-op meal for them.
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Food and Water - Post Dental
Your pet can get back to eating a normal meal within an hour or so, but there are some things you'll want to know about how to prepare their first post-op meal for them.
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Prescribed Medications - Post Dental
Your pet may be going home with some medications following their dental procedure.
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Prescribed Medications - Post Dental
Your pet may be going home with some medications following their dental procedure.
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Activity Level - Post Dental
After your pet has recovered from anesthesia and is back to their normal happy self they may want to be playful and more active, it's your job to keep them calm and to encourage rest whenever possible.
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Activity Level - Post Dental
After your pet has recovered from anesthesia and is back to their normal happy self they may want to be playful and more active, it's your job to keep them calm and to encourage rest whenever possible.
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Recheck - Post Dental
To maintain your pet's oral health, we encourage that you schedule a recheck appointment with our doctors one month after your pet's dental procedure.
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Recheck - Post Dental
To maintain your pet's oral health, we encourage that you schedule a recheck appointment with our doctors one month after your pet's dental procedure.

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