Post Operative Spay & Neuter Care
Please notify Spay Me! or your regular veterinarian if any of the following occurs:
Loss of appetite for more than two days
Refusal to drink water for more than one day
Depression, lethargy, weakness or pain
Vomiting after the first 24 hours following surgery
Diarrhea for more than 24 hours
Feed small amount in the evening after surgery.
Feed regular diet in the morning after surgery.
Restrict exercise for dogs – no running, jumping 10-14 days.
High-energy dogs should be leash walked and kenneled.
Watch incision for swelling, redness or drainage. Apply nothing to the incision.
Do not allow excessive licking at the incision
Suture material is absorbable. It is buried and will dissolve.
Keep the incision, and your pet, clean and dry.
We give a small green tattoo to each animal after it has been spayed/neutered. This tattoo is located on the incision site, except for male cats where it is located on the abdomen. The tattoo is a precaution just in case there is any question your animal is fixed, the tattoo is proof.
Your pet has been medicated for pain.
Do not give your pet any over the counter pain medicine. It is neither necessary nor safe for your pet.
If you feel that your pet is exceptionally prone to painfulness, you can purchase 3 days of pain medication to take home.
Must be kept confined at indoor temperatures (60 to 70 degrees F) for 48 hours before being re-released.
Be sure that they are eating and drinking before release.
If you suspect your animal is prone to licking, you can purchase an e-collar from Spay Me! clinic. Please remember that Spay Me! is not responsible for any complications that arise due to your pet licking at their incision site.
To download printer friendly version of the discharge instructions, please click HERE.
If you feel your animal may be experiencing difficulty after surgery, re-checks are available (and encouraged!)and can be scheduled by calling
Rechecks within 7 days of surgery are at no cost; rechecks beyond 7 days are just $10. Additional medications, tests, etc will be an additional cost.
24 HOUR EMERGENCY CARE CLINICS
If you need help after hours
(all costs are your responsibility)
Veterinary Emergency Services - East
4902 East Broadway,
Madison, WI 53716
Veterinary Emergency Services - West
1612 N. High Point Road, Suite 100
Middleton, WI 53562
229 Beltline Hwy,
Madison, WI 53713
UW Madison Veterinary
608-263-7600 or 800-386-8684
2015 Linden Dr,
Madison, WI 53706
Fox Valley Animal Referral Center
4706 New Horizons Blvd,
Appleton, WI 54914
Animal ER or Kenosha & Racine
4333 S. Green Bay Rd,
Racine, WI 53403
Animal Emergency Center
2100 W. SIlver Springs Dr,
Glendale, WI 53209
Waukesha Veterinary Referral Center
360 Bluemound Rd,
Waukesha, WI 53188
Green Bay Animal Emergency Clinic
933 Anderson Dr, Suite F
Green Bay, WI 54304