Please do not feed your pet from 10pm the night before the procedure. You may leave water down overnight but please remove the water in the morning.
Please ensure that cats are kept indoors with a litter tray the night before the procedure.
Please do not starve your pet if it is a rabbit. Please bring some of your rabbit’s normal food with you. It would also help if you could bring the usual water bottle or bowl.
Please take your dog for a short lead walk before you come in so that they can empty their bladder and bowels.
Please ensure your dog is clean and free from mud!
You may like to bring a blanket or bed or favourite toy for your pet to make them feel more settled while they are staying with us.
When you arrive for your admission appointment you will be offered a pre-anaesthetic blood test. This will look at your pets liver and kidney function and help to ensure that your pet can cope with the anaesthetic. It is particularly important in older animals but is recommended for all animals having an anaesthetic.
We also offer peri-operative intravenous fluids (a drip during the anaesthetic) to all our patients. This can help to maintain the animal’s blood pressure during the procedure and help them to recover from the anaesthetic more quickly.
Please ensure that we have an emergency contact phone number for you that is available all day.