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Caring for your cat before an operation
ALL pets in this practice are anaesthetised with the safest and most modern veterinary anaesthetics as standard, therefore reducing risks to a minimum. Please expect some areas of your pet to be shaved to allow medication to be given and monitoring equipment to be used.
To ensure that your cat is ready for admission, and procedures run smoothly on the day please follow the following instructions unless specifically told otherwise.
Please bring your cat to the surgery at on the morning of the operation. Your cat should be as clean and dry as possible in preparation for going into an operating theatre. No food should be given after 9:00pm the evening before surgery. Water should be available overnight and taken away by 7:30am on the morning of admission. This is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT and if not adhered to may lead to the operation being postponed.
Please keep your cat confined to the house overnight, giving cats access to a litter tray. Please take your dog out for a short walk in the morning to empty the bowels and bladder.
Before any anaesthetic or surgical procedures can begin we must, by law, have a consent form completed. This will need to be signed by the owner or an agent acting on the owner’s behalf, but they must be over the age of eighteen.
You will be offered a pre operative blood test for your cat immediately prior to surgery, to establish any underlying conditions that may affect our choice of anaesthetic. We especially recommend this for senior pets. The cost of this is £45.68.
We will require a contact number where we can reach you all day, or if you are unavailable an agent who can act on your behalf. We need this just in case we have to speak to you about treatment, or we find something unexpected and require your permission to act up on it.
Please phone the surgery between the hours of 2:00pm - 3:00pm. We will then be able to tell you how your cat is and at what time your pet will be ready for collection. A post operative care sheet will be given to you when you collect your cat from the surgery.
PLEASE NOTE THAT PAYMENT IS REQUIRED WHEN YOUR PET IS COLLECTED. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU CONTACT THE SURGERY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
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