SPCA of Lake County
- Dogs (including puppies) and Cats: Please withhold food after midnight. Water is still allowed.
- Kittens Under 6 months: Please feed your pet(s) a small breakfast morning of surgery. We recommend that they have ¼ of what they would normally eat for breakfast. Cat surgery is in the afternoon and that is a long time for a little to be hungry
- Please be sure to sign your consent form requesting any additional services within 72 hours to confirm your appointment. This will be sent electronically to you as soon as your appointment has been scheduled.
- Drop off is at 7:00 am for dogs and 7:30 am for cats. Clients will remain in their vehicles. Please refer to the map under the Check In / Out tab.
- Cats must be in individual carriers and dogs on a leash.
- If your pet is current on a rabies vaccination, we must have paper proof of rabies otherwise we will revaccinate. We cannot go by a tag. Please email a copy to [email protected] prior to you appointment.
- We are not set up to take payments at the clinic. A payment link will be sent to your email and must be paid by the 5th of the month of your scheduled appointment or the appointment will be cancelled.
- Pick up for dogs is usually between 1:00 - 3:00. Pick up for cats is usually between 3:00 - 5:00.
WE WILL CALL YOU WHEN YOUR PET IS READY FOR PICK UP. - PLEASE DO NOT COME UNTIL CALLED
Your pet has undergone a surgical procedure today for spay/neuter. In order for your pet to recover as quickly as possible, please follow the guidelines below. These instructions will be given verbally at pick up and emailed with a copy of your pet's medical record
Food & Water: Patients recently anesthetized may vomit if given food or water too soon
- Today, give food and water in small amounts. Wait 30 minutes and offer more
- Starting tomorrow, give food and water as normal
Shelter: Keep your pet indoors for 3 days
- Provide your pet with a warm and comfortable place to recover
- Keep your pet’s bedding clean for 10 days after surgery
- If your pet was in heat, she may still be receptive to males. Avoid contact with males for 2 weeks
Exercise: Strenuous activity and getting wet can discourage healing
- No bathing for 10 days
- No rough play or jumping for 10 days after surgery
- No getting wet or dirty for 10 days after surgery
Wound Care: Sutures are absorbable and will eventually dissolve by themselves
- Check the incision twice a day for swelling, redness or discharge
- Discourage licking or chewing of the incision area
- A green mark near the incision site is normal. It is a tattoo to identify your pet as spayed
Follow Up Care: Follow up care will be at your expense
- If swelling, redness or discharge occurs, contact your veterinarian
Medication: Give your pet the medication, if provided as prescribed
CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF LOCAL VETERINARY OFFICES AND EMERGENCY CARE CENTERS.
Follow up care is at the expense of the client. Please contact us at [email protected] for your pets records