LOCATION AND HOURS:

139 Shaw St.
Fall River, MA 02724
Phone: 508.672.4813
email: info@petpartnersne.org

   
HOURS

 
Mon: Clinic/Surgery 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tues: Clinic/Surgery 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: Clinic/Surgery 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thurs: Surgery 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: Call for availability
Sat: Call for availability
Sunday: Closed

 

 

 

AFTER SURGERY CARE FOR DOGS

  1. Keep your dog in a quiet, warm place until they appear fully alert and walking well on its own.

  2. Keep your dog away from stairs and small children or other pets for at least 24 hours.

  3. Offer your dog a small amount of water and food around 8:00 pm. Do not be alarmed if it is not interested in food until tomorrow. If your dog vomits, take the food and water away and offer it again in the morning, also in small amounts. If your dog does not want to eat anything the day following surgery or continues vomiting, please call us.

  4. Dogs should be kept indoors for 14 days after surgery. You may take them outdoors ON A LEASH to urinate and defecate only. Do not allow them to roll in the dirt or grass or play with other dogs.

  5. For female dogs that were in heat at the time of surgery- they can still attract male dogs for 10-14 days. Keep her confined from un-neutered males because attempts at mating can cause severe injury.

Care of the surgical incision

The skin has been closed with sterile surgical glue. This glue needs to stay dry for 14 days. Do not allow your dog (or any other dog) to lick the incision and do not bathe your dog during this time. You do not have to wash the incision or put anything on it. All sutures underneath the skin are dissolvable and do not need to be removed. Problems with the incision are usually due to over activity and excessive licking and your dog may need to wear a cone-shaped collar.

Males- the incision will be 1-3” long depending on the size of your dog. Keep the incision area clean and dry. It is common for the scrotum to swell 1-7 days after surgery, especially if the dog is allowed to be too active.

Females- the incision will be below the umbilicus surrounded by a shaved tummy. The incision length will vary depending on the size of your dog and if she was in heat or pregnant at the time of surgery. It is common to see and feel swelling along the incision site 1-10 days after surgery. This swelling is expected and will go away on its own.

Please call us if: