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Post-Operative Care

How can you care for your pet after they've undergone surgery?

Post-Operative Care

Your pet has had an anaesthetic and may be sleepy for up to 48 hours. Allow peace and quiet during this time. A mild cough may be present - this is due to a tube having been placed in his trachea during the anaesthesia.

What can you do?

  • Keep your pet warm, dry and comfortable; avoid placing bed in extremes of temperature or in a draught
  • Avoid activity such as climbing stairs and jumping onto furniture; your pet’s judgement may not be as accurate after an anaesthetic and he may stretch the stitches
  • Allow only short walks on the lead until stitches are removed
  • If accepted, give only light meals (e.g. prescription diets) for the first 24 to 48 hours unless otherwise specified
  • Check dressings/casts/splints at least twice daily for abnormal smells, discolourations, discharges, discomfort, etc.

If your pet has undergone a surgical procedure, please check for abnormal events such as swelling of the wound, bleeding or other discharge, vomiting and interference of the stitches. Contact the surgery or come in for a check in such cases.

Stitches are to be removed after 10-14 days. The stitches placed in a cat spay wound may be dissolving. If they are still present in 3 to 4 weeks after surgery, then return for a check-up to have them removed.

Practice information

Keith Surgery

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  • Mon
    8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tue
    8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wed
    8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thu
    8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Fri
    8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sat
    8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sun
    Emergencies only

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01542 882209
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Find us here:

144 Land Street Keith Banffshire AB55 5DL
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Please call this number for emergencies:

01542 882209

Buckie Surgery

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  • Mon
    8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tue
    8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wed
    8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thu
    8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Fri
    8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sat
    8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sun
    Closed

Emergency Details

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01542 882209
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Find us here:

8-10 High Street Buckie Banffshire AB56 1QA
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01542 882209

Bellevue Veterinary Centre

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  • Mon
    9:30am - 10:30am, 11.30am - 12:30pm, 2:00pm - 3:00pm, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Tue
    9:30am - 10:30am, 11.30am - 12:30pm, 2:00pm - 3:00pm, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Wed
    9:30am - 10:30am, 11.30am - 12:30pm, 2:00pm - 3:00pm, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Thu
    9:30am - 10:30am, 11.30am - 12:30pm, 2:00pm - 3:00pm, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Fri
    9:30am - 10:30am, 11.30am - 12:30pm, 2:00pm - 3:00pm, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Sat
    11:30am - 2:00pm
  • Sun
    Closed
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43 Castle Street Banff AB45 1DQ
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