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After Anaesthetics – Small Pets

Your pets anaesthetic was maintained with Isoflourane, the safest inhalation anaesthetic agent available for small pets. This helps minimise the risk. Rabbits may have a shaved area on the ear where the intravenous anaesthetic agent was injected. It is very important to keep your small pet warm. Outdoor pets such as rabbits and guinea pigs should be kept indoors overnight. Maintain a warm ambient temperature in the room where your small pet is housed. Normal food should be provided and fresh drinking water available. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT YOUR PET EATS AFTER AN ANAESTHETIC – ESPECIALLY RABBITS. Please monitor exactly what food is eaten over the next 24 hours and contact us if you’re worried. If a dental procedure has been performed provide grated carrot / dandelions / fresh grass so it is easy to eat. It is also very important to monitor what is passed through the other end! Therefore clean out the hutch and monitor faecal output over the next 24 hours. If no pellets are passed please contact us as soon as possible.

After surgery a slight swelling and occasional discharge is not uncommon. If a large swelling or profuse bleeding occurs please contact us immediately. (A small amount of blood is a lot to a Hamster!) Please check the wound daily. If you use shavings or sawdust in the cage / hutch please remove them and use sheets of newspaper for absorbency and straw/hay for bedding. Shavings can irritate and stick to the wound. Your pet has received 24 hour pain relief by injection. Antibiotics have been given by injection. Please complete the full course of treatment if any has been prescribed. An appointment for your pets check-up should be made, there is no charge for this! If your pet has stitches they will need to be removed in 10 days.

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