Your pet has undergone a dental procedure and is now being discharged for continued care at your home. Your job during the recovery period at home is just as important as the procedure that was performed. As part of your pet's post-operative care, Sylvan Veterinary Hospital recommends you closely adhere to the following instructions:
- Activity Restriction: Please keep your pet from running, playing or jumping for the next 24 hours following teeth cleaning. He can resume his normal activities tomorrow afternoon. If he had any other type of procedure, please follow those specific restrictions.
- Feeding: Since your pet had extractions today, it is recommended that you soften their food by soaking it in warm water for 10 minutes before feeding, or feeding a canned diet for 10-14 days. If your pet isn't interested in eating, seems nauseous, or vomits please don't offer any more food until the next morning. If they still will not eat, please call Sylvan Veterinary Hospital for further instructions.
- Toy/Treat Restriction: It is imperative that your pet does not receive any hard treats, bones, rawhides, Nylabones, or any chew toys until the extraction site is noted as fully healed by your pet's veterinarian. This includes rubber or plastic toys, rope toys, Kongs, frisbee's, tennis balls, or anything else that they would put in their mouth.
- Monitor Extraction Sites: Please monitor your pet for any facial swelling, discharge or foul odor from his mouth. The sutures will dissolve on their own and do not need to be removed. If you notice any of these, please call Sylvan Veterinary Hospital immediately.
- Pain Control: Your pet is going to be sent home with pain medication. It is important that you follow the drug label on each medication and call us if you have any questions.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if any questions or concerns arise. Thank you for entrusting Sylvan Veterinary Hospital with your pet's care.