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Post-Anesthetic Feeding Instructions

Post-anesthesia Feeding Instructions


Your pet will likely feel sleepy the day of anesthesia and possibly the day after. 


FEEDING after an anesthetic procedure:

Some pets may feel nauseous after an anesthetic procedure.

  • After arriving home, offer a small amount of water.
  • If there is no vomiting, offer a small portion of food. 
  • If there is no vomiting, gradually offer larger portions of food, up to their normal portion of food.
  • You may resume normal feeding the following day.
  • If vomiting occurs, withhold water and food for a few hours and repeat the above instructions. 
  • If vomiting continues, please contact us or your veterinarian right away.