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After your pet's surgery

Emergency information
After your pet's surgery
Additional information, including affordable veterinary services

Emergency contact information

Call 763-489-7729 before 5 p.m.

If no attempt is made to reach us, we cannot be responsible for the resulting charges to treat your pet at another facility.

After your pet’s surgery

Kindest Cut veterinary staff will provide you with complete instructions on how to care for you pet following his/her surgery, but please be aware of the the following things before you come in.

No strenuous activity for 10 to 14 days. Keep your pet quiet — no running, jumping, playing, swimming, etc. If your pet is too active, they run the risk of developing swelling around the incision site (seromas or scrotal hematomas), and this could result in premature dissolving of sutures, opening of the incision and costly medical care that would be your responsibility.

Keep pets indoors where they can stay clean and dry. No baths during the recovery period. Dogs must be walked on a leash and cats kept indoors.

Male pets can still impregnate an unsterilized female up to one month after surgery. Please keep a close eye on your pet.

Check the incision site two times a day and don’t allow them to lick or chew at it. The mouths and tongues of our pets have vast amounts of bacteria and can be very harmful to an incision. Allowing your pet to lick or chew at the incision can cause infection, premature dissolving of sutures, opening of incisions and a whole host of problems. Redness and swelling should be minimal. If they are licking, get them an Elizabethan (cone) collar as soon as possible at your regular veterinarian or local pet supply store to prevent costly medications or repairs to the surgical site.

Appetite should gradually return within 24 hours of surgery. A sluggish nature lasting for more than 24 hours following the surgery, diarrhea, and/or vomiting are not normal. If you pet experiences these reactions, please contact us. Dogs may have a slight cough for a few days after surgery.

Do not change your pet’s diet at this time or give scraps. Do not give junk food, milk or any other human food during the recovery period. These foods can mask post-surgical complications.

We recommend your pet receive a post-operative examination with your regular veterinarian 10-14 days after surgery. It is important to have the incision checked for complete healing, remove any skin sutures, and to discuss additional needs, follow-up care and vaccination boosters.

Your pet received a green tattoo next to their incision. This tattoo is a scoring process in the skin — it is not an extra incision.

Additional important information

Kindest Cut will treat post-operation complications resulting directly from the surgery if the instructions above are followed in full. If your pet receives treatment at another clinic, we cannot and will not be responsible for the resulting charges.

Your regular veterinarian must address illnesses or injuries that are not a direct result of surgery. Please call for an appointment as soon as you see cause for concern. Click here for veterinarians and clinics offering affordable services to Kindest Cut patients.

We cannot be held responsible for complications resulting from failure to follow post-op instructions, or for contagious diseases for which the animal was not previously properly vaccinated.

Our veterinarians recommend that you establish a wellness program for your pet with a regular, full-service veterinarian.

If there are any questions or concerns directly related to the surgery during the recovery period, please call us at 763-489-7729.