Admissions & In Patients
48 hours before your pet's operation
Dog, cats and ferrets need to have food (including milk) withheld from midnight prior to the day of an anaesthetic or sedation. Water can be available up until the time you bring your pet to the practice.
You do not need to starve small furries (rabbits, hamsters, rats, guinea pigs for example).
Arriving at the surgery
At this time we will also make sure your pet is fit for surgery and doesn't have any conditions such as diarrhoea.
What will happen after your pet's operation/procedure?
Your pet will be made comfortable and monitored closely throughout their stay at Larkmead. Before going home, if able, they will be fed, watered, toileted and exercised.
You will be given advice on how to care for your pet over the next few days to help them in their recovery.
If you have any queries at any stage of your pet's recovery, please don’t hesitate to contact us.