Bundaberg South Vet Clinic recommends that all pets that are not going to be used for breeding be desexed.  Desexing your dog or cat can help prevent many diseases and behavioural problems that may arise. This can be performed as early as six (6) months of age and is a day surgery done here at the clinic where we can monitor them before and after the procedure.

 

All animals admitted for surgery are put on fluids for the duration of their surgery as part as the cost of the procedure. They are also given a pain relief injection to cover them for 24 hours post surgery.

 

Before surgery:

  • Your pet needs to be fasted overnight, with their last meal before 10pm.Then remove all food and do not give any breakfast
  • Water can be offered right up to when you bring them in for their surgery
  • Take your dog for a walk before arriving to ensure they empty their bladder and bowels
  • Desexings are a “Routine Day Surgery”, This means your pet is admitted into hospital before 10am and generally will be discharged between 3pm and 5pm.
  • If your pet is particularly dirty we recommend giving them a bath the day before their procedure.

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At Discharge:

  • Your pet maybe sedate for the afternoon, do not worry as this is the last of the anaesthetic wearing off.
  • Keep them as quiet as possible for 10 days after surgery
  • Your pet maybe slightly nauseous after the procedure so a small meal is recommended that night and normal meals can be resumed from the next morning.
  • Keep fresh cool water available at all times
  • If sutures have been placed during surgery these will usually be removed free of charge 10 days after surgery. Please make an appointment.
  • Do not allow your pet to chew or lick at the surgery site; we recommend purchasing an e-collar to protect the surgery site.
  • Keep the sutures dry until removed; this means no swimming or bathing for the 10 days.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call us on 07 4152 0009

 

Mantaining a healthy mouth for your pet is crucial to their general well being. It can also help prevent heart, liver and kidney diseases which can be caused by dental disease.

Some Signs that your pet is in need of a Dental Procedure inculde:

  • Bad odour
  • Plaque and tartar
  • Loose or fractured teeth
  • Rotten teeth
  • Inflammation or infection in the mouth
  • Pain in the mouth

 

 

 

 

 

Dental procedures are a “Routine Day Surgery”, This means your pet is admitted into hospital before 10am and generally will be discharged between 3pm and 5pm.

 

All animals admitted for Dental procedures are put on fluids for the duration of their surgery as part as the cost of the procedure. They are also given a pain relief injection to cover them for 24 hours post surgery. Depending on what level of dental procedure is required they may be sent home with medications such as antibiotics and pain relief as well.

 

Dental Home Care 

Home care is daily plaque control designed to maintain oral hygiene and prevent the development of bad mouth odour, gingivitis and periodontal disease. Please note that daily brushing of teeth is the most effective way to control plaque build up. We recommend the following:

 

1.  Daily brushing of teeth with a soft- bristled toothbrush. A small soft bristled child/toddler toothbrush, or specific pet toothbrush such as a Petosan toothbrush will do the job. We recommend using an appropriate toothpaste such as Petosan toothpaste. Try different flavoured toothpastes to see which one your pet likes best.

2.  Main meal foods that can apply gentle abrasion on teeth during chewing, such as:

  •   Large peaces of raw vegetables
  •   Lightly cooked fibrous meat
  •   Raw chicken necks

    Specialist dental foods that help with the control of plaque and tartar, such as:

  • Hills Prescription Diet t/d original bites
  • Hills Prescription Diet small bites
  • Hills Prescription Diet t/d feline
  • Hills Science Diet Oral Care for dogs and cats

3.  Treats that apply gentle abrasion on the teeth whilst your pet is chewing on them such as:

  • Raw cow hide strips; pigs ears; dental chews; Greenies

4.  Toys that apply gentle abrasion on the teeth whilst your pet is chewing on them :
such as King kong toys

We recommend that you avoid the following toys/products because they can either fracture teeth or damage the gums.

  • Hard toys and Hard bones
  • Nylon rope toys and Nylon chew bones
  • Tennis balls

5.  Chemical reduction of Plaque can also be helpful. For this you can use products like PlaqueOFF by Troy.

6.  A regular dental scale and polish is important for removing the calculi that cannot be removed by daily brushing. It is recommended to have a dental exam at least every 12 months unless otherwise advised by your vet.

At Bundaberg South Vet Clinic we are able to perform many surgeries that your pet may need inluding:

 

  • Lumpectomy (lump removal)
  • Ceasarians
  • Orthopedics
  • Wound Stitch up
  • and many many more

 

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If you have any questions or have an emergency please call 07 41520009.