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Useful Information

A selection of advice and some helpful fact sheets for you and your pet

Bringing your pet in for surgery, blood tests, or ultrasound…

  • Do not give food or fluids other than water after 8pm the previous night. A small quantity of water may be left down overnight.
  • Please bring your pet to the surgery between 8.30am and 9.00am unless otherwise advised.
  • Make sure we have a telephone number we are able to contact you on during the day.
  • Please take dog leads or harnesses away with you.
  • Please telephone the surgery after 3pm for information regarding your pet’s recovery.

When you collect your pet…

  • Follow any specific instructions given by the veterinary surgeon or nurse.
  • Keep your pet warm and quiet.
  • Only offer a small light meal (chicken or white fish) if your pet is worrying for food.
  • Stop your pet from licking or biting the wound.
  • One or both forearms may be clipped to aid the intravenous injection of anaesthetic.
  • If you have any worries do not hesitate to contact us for advice.