Post Operative Care

What is involved in a post operation check up?

An appointment will be made 3-7 days following surgery and anaesthesia. During this appointment your pet’s heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature and wound will be checked. If required dressings will be changed and sutures removed if present (10-14 days). The nurse will also be able to answer any questions you may have and will be able to advise you on any further post operation care.

The following is information to help you care for your pet in the recovery from anaesthesia and surgery FAQ.


What will I feed my pet following surgery?

A suitable veterinary diet will be given for you to feed your pet after an anaesthetic or sedation, this is a very bland diet designed to be light on the tummy. Alternatively you can give a small amount of boiled breast of chicken, boiled rice, boiled white fish and boiled pasta.


My pet did not eat following their recovery from anaesthesia.

It is not uncommon for pets not too eat for up to 24 hours post surgery, however you should contact the surgery should your pet not eat for over 24 hours for suitable advice.


I am worried about my pet, who do I contact?

Always contact the surgery and we can advise you what to do. If the surgery is closed you will hear the telephone number for our out of hours service.


My pet has not passed faeces for over 24hrs?

It is not uncommon for your pet not to pass faeces in the first 24hrs, due to food being withheld prior to anaesthesia and a small volume of bland food given post surgery. Please contact the surgery if your pet has not passed faeces in over 24hrs for suitable advice.


What time Glenbrae opens?


Monday 8.30-8pm
Tuesday - Friday 8.30-7pm
Saturday 8.30-4.30pm


Monday - Friday 8.30-6.30pm
Saturday - 9am-12.30pm



Monday - Friday 8.30-6.30pm
Saturday - 9am-12.30pm

At Bearsden
49 - 53 Stockiemuir
Ave Bearsden, Glasgow.
G61 3JJ

0141 942 7070

At Dumbarton
18 Station
Road, Dumbarton

01389 765 555

At Muirhead
5 - 7 Station Road, Glasgow
G69 9EF

0141 465 8800

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