Even safe, commonplace surgeries like a pet's spay/neuter carry small risks. Trust your judgement! If you think your pet is in pain, call the Brook Farm team and let us know why you're concerned. Never worry that you're 'overreacting' or calling too often. Your pet trusts your intuition with his or her life!
After your pet's spay or neuter procedure, watch for these symptoms and changes in behavior that might indicate a need for medical attention.
Signs of pain in your pet:
- Abnormal gait
- Reluctance to move
- Sensitive to touch or refusing to be held
- Withdrawn or hiding
- Refusing to eat or drink
- Less active in general
- Howling, whining, whimpering
- Hunched-up posture
- Restless, can't seem to get comfortable
- Biting or licking the incision area
- Bloody stools or straining to urinate
- Tail flicking
- Aggressive towards family or other pets