Anesthesia for Dog: Preparing your dog for Anesthesia
Anesthesia for Dog: In veterinary medicine, general anesthesia for dog is used not only for surgery but also for other operations which may result annoying and scaring for your dog, such as x-ray and teeth cleaning.
Keep your dog without food for at least 12 hours before anesthesia, since it may cause nausea and vomiting. Water can be drunk up to 2-4 hours before anesthesia.
Keep calm and try not to get your dog anxious during the injection: cuddle him and use a soft tone of voice. Do the same when he wakes up.
Do not get too close with your face to the dog until he’s completely awake, because he may not recognize you and, thus, bite.
Recovery time may change according to breed, age, constitution and health conditions.
Anesthesia for Dog: What to do after anesthesia?
Anesthesia for Dog: Once home, keep your dog in a quiet, comfortable and soflty-lighted place. Keep him away from any external incitement, such as children or other pets, and let him rest.
Give him food and water a few hours after he wakes up.
For the next few days, try to avoid stairs, runs and jumps, especially if he underwent abdominal or orthopedic surgery.
Usually, 24 hours of rest are enough to get your dog completely recovered, but should you see him stumbling or stunned, don’t let him alone.
Do not let your dog lick the wound and check that it’s not swelling or bleeding.
Usually, stitches can be removed 7-10 days after surgery