Brining home a new pet can be exciting but it can also be important to give your new pet the puppy and kitten care he may need. We at All Care Animal Clinic in West Palm Beach, FL, are here to help.
Spay and Neuter
Spaying or neutering your young pet is among the first things a new pet owner can do. That's because spaying and neutering can help to prevent many reproductive-type cancers and ailments, as well as behavioral issues like spraying and marking in male cats and dogs. Responsible spay and neuter procedures also help to curb pet overpopulation.
Don't Forget the Post-Surgery Pet Care
However, while spay or neuter surgery can be very important, it is also important to remember that this is a surgical procedure and, as with all surgical procedures, it comes with its own risks. For your new puppy or kitten to have the best possible outcome, it can be important to follow our vet's advice for home pet care following the appointment. The following are some tips our veterinarian team might recommend to clients who have brought their pet in for a spay or neuter surgery at our animal hospital:
- Check the incision twice a day for two weeks. Your pet's incision site is a very sensitive spot as it heals over the next two weeks. You might want to regularly check this spot at least twice a day for the fourteen days following surgery for anything abnormal. Contact our West Palm Beach veterinary team to schedule a follow-up visit if you notice any issues with the incision area healing.
- Restrict your pet's activities. Restricting your pet's activity during this fourteen-day healing process might help to prevent those unwanted issues arising at the incision spot. Remember, a healing wound can itch and scab over, which might cause a pet to want to lick or bite at it in order to relive themselves of that itch or irritation. It may be a good idea to not let them do that. We may recommend using a cone collar for those persistent pets.
- No bathing. While bathing is done generally to clean a pet, it also has a risk of introducing unwanted bacteria into an incision point.
Get Pet Vaccines
There are many diseases that might threaten the health of your new puppy or kitten. We may recommend that you at least give your pet core vaccines to prevent them from being hurt by certain dangerous diseases.
Visit Us for More Information from Our Veterinarian at Our Animal Hospital
Our veterinary team is here to help you and your new pet. Call us at (561) 688-1154 for All Care Animal Clinic in West Palm Beach, FL.