All animals (except puppies and rabbits) should be starved from approximately 7pm the night before the Operation. Water should be left down overnight & taken away the morning of the Operation.
Puppies: Food & water must be removed early the morning of their operation.
Rabbits: Do not starve or remove water before the operation.
Please can you take your dog for a short walk before bringing them in so that they have an empty bladder and an empty rectum before being left with us.
Why shouldn't I starve my rabbit before their operation?
Rabbits do not need to be and should not be starved prior to an operation as they are unable to vomit. They have a rapid metabolism which means that long periods without food can send them hypoglycaemic. They need to be fed their usual diet right up until the operation. The owner may pick fresh grass to put in the carrier during transportation to the practice.
For more information, please contact us.