ACTIVITY: For the next 7-10 days, keep your pet indoors in a quiet, dry, warm place. No strenuous exercise or activity should be permitted. Dogs should be walked on leash for exercise/bathroom breaks. No dog parks or rough play. Ensure cats are not climbing on cat trees/furniture for 24 hours after surgery; their balance may be poor due to the effects of anesthesia and there is a possibility they could fall/injure themselves.
PAIN MEDICATIONS: Your pet received pain medication prior to surgery. These medications will last for 24 hours.
INCISION CARE: Female pets will have a small incision in the abdominal wall. Male cats will have incisions on their scrotum. Male dogs will have one incision near the base of their penis.
VACCINATIONS: FVRCP (cats) and DA2PP (dogs) vaccines will need a booster in 3-4 weeks. Minn-Kota PAAWS does not administer booster vaccines. Any further vaccinations will need to be obtained at your regular veterinarian.
FEEDING: Your pet may have a suppressed appetite for a day or two after surgery. Do not change your pet’s diet at this time, stick to what they are used to eating. Your pet can eat and drink as soon as they get home from surgery.
MICROCHIPS: If your pet received a microchip, we will register with the contact information you provided on your pet’s intake form. Minn-Kota PAAWS uses 24PetWatch microchips https://www.24petwatch.com
24Petwatch offers free microchip registration, with no mandatory fees to receive the standard services. The Standard (free) plan includes unlimited access to the 24PetWatch online portal with the ability to:
You can expect an email from 24PetWatch within the next week. Keep an eye on your junk/spam folders. If you already have a pet registered with 24PetWatch your pet will be automatically added to your profile.
Questions? Fill out a contact email: https://www.24petwatch.com/contact-us or call 1-866-375-7387
AFTER HOURS QUESTIONS/CONCERNS: If there are any issues directly related to your pet’s surgery during the recovery period (7-10 days after surgery) please contact us at:
(701) 356-0523 (call or text) between the hours of 7:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Thursday
(701) 793-0602 (call or text) after regular business hours 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Monday - Thursday and 8:00 am - 9:00 pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
** For emergent assistance please contact the Red River Animal Emergency Hospital & Referral Center (701) 478-9299
Any treatment obtained at a clinic other than Minn-Kota PAAWS is the financial responsibility of the pet owner. Minn-Kota PAAWS cannot be held responsible for any animals requiring attention after business hours. Minn-Kota PAAWS cannot be held responsible for complications resulting from a failure to follow discharge instructions or for a contagious disease for which the animal was not previously properly vaccinated against. Minn-Kota PAAWS will treat any complications arising from surgery at our clinic at minimal or no cost if it is determined that the post op instructions were followed in full.