Pre Surgery Instructions
only. Please let us know if your pet has ever been treated by a
veterinarian for a health problem so we can evaluate risk adequately. The clinic opens at 8:30
a.m. Please plan to be there approximately 15 minutes to meet with
a veterinary technician. If you are not at the clinic before 9:30
a.m., your appointment may be forfeited.
You will be required
to sign an anesthesia waiver explaining surgical risks.
All pets must be at
least 3 lbs and at least 3 months old
Cats are required to
have FVCRP and rabies vaccines
Dogs are required to
have Kennel Cough, DHLPP and rabies vaccines
proof of current vaccines from your veterinarian.
If your pet is not up to date,
give the vaccines for $15.00 each.
Small dogs and cats
must be in secure individual carriers
Larger dogs must
have a secure collar and leash
Don't feed your pet
after 10:00 PM the night before. Always keep fresh water available
for your pet. Kittens and puppies under 6 months old should have a small
breakfast (1 or 2 spoonfuls) before they come to surgery to assure their
blood sugar doesn't get too low. We will monitor them after they are
Pick up all surgery
pets between 4:30 and
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After Care Instructions
Restrict your pet's activity for the next 7 days. No running,
jumping, swimming or bathing for TWO WEEKS. Swimming or bathing
will increase the risk of infection and cause the incision to open.
You should check your pet's incision every day until it is healed (7-10
days). DO NOT allow your pet to lick or chew at the incision. There
will be a little tenderness and some nausea. An occasional vomit
for a day or two is considered normal but should stop by 48 hours.
Absorbable sutures were used and do not need to be removed. The
surgery site may show a little bruising. Several layers of sutures may
feel like a lump under the skin to you. That is normal.
& PAIN MEDICATION: Your pet might still be groggy
(especially pets that had surgery later in the afternoon).
Anesthesia and injectable pain medications make
them feel cool, so please keep them indoors in a warm, protected, quiet
Wait until your pet is completely awake before offering food or
water. Then offer only small portions of food the first day after
surgery. Nausea and occasional vomiting is normal and should stop
within a day.
CARE: If you have any concerns about
your pet's condition after surgery, please contact the Lewis Clark Animal
Shelter at (208) 746-1623 during normal business hours 10-5.
PLEASE NOTE: As stated in
your signed waiver – we are a MOBILE HIGH VOLUME – LOW COST
spay/neuter service that can not provide
24 hour follow up care. In the rare occurrence that
your pet has an adverse reaction or complication related to this
surgery and must be examined immediately or after hours by a
veterinarian, you are responsible for all costs incurred
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