Pre-operative pet care

Dogs and Cats

At the Wylie Veterinary Practice, we provide the following pre-operative pet care instructions. We advise that you do not feed your pet after midnight the evening before a morning admission for surgery. If your pet has an afternoon admission, we advise that the animal is given no food after 9am on the day of the operation. This is to prevent regurgitation during anaesthesia and sedation, and to help provide consistency with blood tests.

Giving your pet water is fine and they should have free access to water until the time they are bought into our veterinary practice.

Please take your dog for a short walk in the morning to allow them the opportunity to relieve themselves.

Keep cats in overnight with a litter tray; this is to ensure that they don’t eat anything overnight and that they don’t miss their appointment.

Please bring along any medication that your pet is taking to our pet hospital.

At your pet’s admission appointment, a nurse will ask you a series of questions related to your pet’s health. It is important that you let us know if anything has changed.

Please ensure that cats are bought to us in cat baskets and dogs are on leads

Rabbit and Guinea pigs

Our rabbit friendly vets advise that rabbits and guinea pigs can continue to eat their normal food and there is no need to withhold food or water from them.

Please ensure small animals like rabbits and guinea pigs are bought to us in a secure carrier. If the animal has a friend that they live with, then bring them in for company.

You should also bring some of your rabbit or guinea pig’s normal diet and any medication that they are taking to our pet hospital.

As with dogs and cats, at your pet’s admission appointment a nurse will ask you a series of questions related to your pet’s health and if anything has changed it is important you let us know.

If you have any questions regarding your pet’s pre-operative care get in touch!