It is important that your pet be kept in an environment that is as quiet as possible for the first one (1) to two (2) hours at home (cats may be kept in their carrier and checked on periodically). During this time, water should be limited to small amounts. This can easily be accomplished by placing a couple ice cubes in an empty water bowl. Full availability of water can be provided after 12 hours.
Excitement and overfeeding can cause vomiting. Do not feed your pet for one (1) to two (2) hours after returning home (unless otherwise directed), and do not feed more than half the normal amount in the first 12 hours.
Shaking, shivering, and incoordination are common events of the first night at home. Please monitor your pet carefully and do not leave her or him unattended for long periods of time. A quiet place in the home away from noise and family activity is suggested. Any access to stairs must be avoided. Anesthesia/sedation will not be fully dissipated from your pet for 24 to 48 hours.
Call us at 203-378-8276 if you have any questions.