Post Op Care
If you feel your animal may be experiencing difficulty after surgery, re-checks are available (and encouraged!). Please call the clinic at 608 -224-1400 to schedule an appointment. *Rechecks within 7 days of surgery are at no cost; rechecks beyond 7 days are just $10. Additional medications, tests, etc will be an additional cost.
Please notify WCVC or your regular veterinarian if any of the following occurs:
Loss of appetite for more than two days.
Refusal to drink water for more than one day.
Depression, lethargy, weakness or pain
Vomiting after the first 24 hours following surgery.
Diarrhea for more than 24 hours.
Feed a small amount the evening after surgery. You may resume your pets regular diet the morning after surgery.
Restrict exercise. No running/jumping for 10-14 days.
High-energy dogs should be leash-walked and kenneled if not closely monitored.
Watch the incision for swelling, redness or drainage. Do not apply anything to the incision.
Do not allow your pet to lick at the incision.
Sutures are absorbable. They are buried and dissolve over time.
Keep the incision and your pet clean and dry.
Your pet has been medicated for pain before surgery, and will receive medication to be given at home. Please follow the dosing and instructions carefully.
Do not give your pet any over the counter pain
medicine. It is unsafe for use in many cases, but especially following surgery.
If you feel that your pet is still exceptionally painful after the 3 (three) days of take home medication is gone, please call the clinic.
Must be kept confined at indoor temperatures (60 to 70 degrees F) for 48 hours before being re-released.
Be sure that they are eating and drinking before release.
Did you know....??
All surgery patients receive a small green tattoo to show they have already been spayed/neutered? The purpose of this tattoo is to prevent unnecessary surgeries in the future.
24 HOUR/EMERGENCY CARE CLINICS If you need help after hours (all costs are your responsibility):
VCA- Vet ER Services- East
4902 East Broadway,
Madison, WI 53716
VCA- Vet ER Services- West
1612 N. High Point Road, Suite 100
Middleton, WI 53562
229 Beltline Hwy,
Madison, WI 53713
UW Madison Veterinary
608-263-7600 or 800-386-8684
2015 Linden Dr,
Madison, WI 53706
PAW Health Network - 24 Hour Animal Care Center
1440 Kronenwetter Dr
Mosinee, WI 54455
BluePearl Pet Hospital of Appleton
4706 New Horizons Blvd,
Appleton, WI 54914
BluePearl Pet Hospital of Glendale
2100 W. SIlver Springs Dr,
Glendale, WI 53209
BluePearl Pet Hospital of Green Bay
2141 Lime Kiln Rd
Green Bay, WI 54304
1123 58th Avenue
Somers, WI 53144
360 Bluemound Rd,
Waukesha, WI 53188