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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

After Care For 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 normal diet this evening. You can resume normal amount of diet and water tomorrow in the A.M. 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 stairs as they can be a little clumsy from the anesthetic.
  • If extractions were performed, you may 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 may need to be softened. Place warm water on their normal 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.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.