Whether you have a dog or cat undergoing a spay or neuter procedure, care recommendations following the procedure are similar. Above all, it’s important to limit your pet’s physical activity following surgery. Running, playing, and jumping need to be kept to a minimum of 14 days after the procedure to prevent bleeding, pain, or failed stitches.
It’s very important to make sure your pet doesn’t lick or chew the surgical site. A cone will be recommended for all pets to prevent potential infection.
Bathing and swimming are also off-limits for 14-days after surgery. It’s vital that pet owners monitor the incision site during this timeframe to check for signs of swelling, bleeding, or potential discharge which could indicate an underlying issue. Questions or concerns around symptoms like these should be immediately brought to your veterinarian’s attention.