Dental Home Care Guide
Taking proper care of your pet after surgery is vital to their speedy recovery. Luckily, Mancelona Veterinary Hospital has the steps to make it easy.
Taking Proper Care of Your Pet After Surgery
Care After Dental Procedure
- It is normal for your pet to have a cough 24-48 hours after the dental procedure. This is caused by the endotracheal tube used to deliver oxygen and anesthesia.
- Please offer ¼ to ½ of regular diet this evening. You can resume the normal amount of food and water tomorrow morning. Do not be alarmed if your pet does not want to eat or drink until the following day.
- Keep your pet warm and comfortable. Keep them away from the stairs as they can be a little clumsy from the anesthetic.
- If extractions were performed, you might notice a bloody saliva discharge coming from the mouth. This should resolve within 2-3 days. If your pet had multiple teeth extractions, their food might need to be softened. Add warm water to their regular food and let sit for 10 minutes.
- If you chose the option for IV fluid therapy, your pet will have a bandage on their front leg. The bandage can be removed about an hour after they get home.
- Your pet may be groggy for the next 24 hours, so we advise you to leash walk your pet for bathroom breaks.
- If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.