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How to Prepare Your Pet for an Appointment at a Spay and Neuter Clinic

By: Panorama Hills Animal Hospital

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                        How to Prepare Your Pet for an Appointment at a Spay and Neuter Clinic

May 19, 2022

Your pet is going to go through a lot of emotions and stress when going to a spay and neuter clinic. They are not going to know what to expect and can freak out if they are scared. That is why, as an owner, you have to prepare them for it. Thankfully, this blog post has three excellent tips for you when it comes to preparing your pets for a spay and neuter procedure.

Tip 1: Listen To The Instructions From Your Vet

After having an initial consultation with your vet, you should be given instructions on how to manage your pet before the spay and neuter procedure. Depending on the health and condition of your pet, your vet will provide you with essential details on how to prepare them for the treatment. Make sure you follow them precisely so that your pet has no issues in the lead-up, and is also good to go when it happens.

Tip 2: Be As Calm As Possible For Your Pet

Pets are known to feed off the emotions of their owners, so you have to be as cool and calm as possible when it comes to procedure. If you are nervous or stressed before the treatment, then your pets are going to follow suit and act in the same manner. The vet is going to be acting in the same way to make sure your pet is calm as well. Keep your feelings in check so that your pet is calm as you before the procedure.

Tip 3: Create A Relaxing Environment For Your Pet

This applies to both before and after the procedure. Being spayed and neutered means your pets are going to be a little off, so you have to relax them, so they are comfortable. Create a relaxing room in your home so they can take it easy after the procedure. At the same time, make sure they are comfortable in the room before it starts, so they are ready to enter the room after the procedure.

Lastly, a physical examination and patient history prior to anesthesia and surgery is important to make sure your companion is in good health for a safe anesthesia experience. Therefore, at Panorama Hills Animal Hospital we require a pre-surgical appointment prior to surgeries including dental cleaning and dental surgery.

At Panorama Hills Animal Hospital, we are proud to provide Calgarians with the highest-quality veterinary services. We are here when your furry friends need us. Contact us today at 403-277-9111 to request an appointment.