These Pet Health Pharmacy’s resources focus on the effect of veterinary surgery on your pets’ health. Gathering information before surgery may help you anticipate potential problems and help minimize any trauma or side effects your pet may experience.
CARING FOR YOUR PET BEFORE AND AFTER SURGERY
There are several things to consider before your pet’s surgery. Make sure your veterinarian is aware of all medications that your pet is taking, even vitamin or herbal medications. After the surgery, monitor your pet for signs of infection (such as redness or swelling) and possible side effects of medications.
SPAYING AND INCONTINENCE IN DOGS
One problem that may be associated with spaying is urinary incontinence, or the unintentional leaking of urine. Veterinarians recommend that pets with urinary incontinence be evaluated by a professional, as urinary incontinence has a number of potential causes.
WHAT CAUSES DOGS TO HAVE ACCIDENTS WHEN ASLEEP?
The most common cause of incontinence, however, is the loss of function in the muscle that tightens and prevents urine from leaving the bladder. This dysfunction is most commonly seen in female dogs (particularly larger breeds) that have been spayed. It is also occasionally seen in male dogs and unaltered dogs.