BEESLEY SPAY/NEUTER SURGERY RELEASE
Owner’s Name_____________________________________Pet’s Name__________________________
To the best of my knowledge, my pet is in good health for today’s services and has not eaten or drank in the last 10 hours or shown signs of any vomiting , diarrhea, runny nose, sneezing, coughing lethargy, or loss of appetite in the last 3 days.
I authorize the J.C. Beesley Animal Foundation to spay or neuter this animal. I understand that my pet will be given injectable and inhalant anesthesia and accept the inherent risks associated with these. I hereby release the Foundation, veterinarian, designated associates or assistants from any and all claims and causes of action of any kind on account of said animal, both for myself and any and all others who might represent me. I also understand that any post-operative or emergency care must be handled by a full service veterinary facility. NO FOLLOW UP VETERINARY CARE IS PROVIDED
*FOR DOGS ONLY*
Occasionally, at the time of surgery, the vet may suspect a tick born disease due to physical signs, such as abnormal bruising prior to surgery and excessive bleeding during surgery. For your dog’s health, a 4D test will be performed to see if they need treatment. The cost for this test is $25.00.
Phone # In Case of Emergency at Time of Surgery:____________________________________________
BEESLEY SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC Post-Operative Care
- Your pet received an anesthetic. Please keep him/her confined until full recovery. It takes a full 24 hours for the anesthesia to be out of your pet’s system. Restrict water intake to small amounts when you first get home, especially if your pet drinks a lot of water at once. If he/she does vomit within 30 minutes of drinking, withhold everything for 2 hours and then try again. Restrict food intake to small amounts. Give 1/3 of the normal ration in the evening if there has not been any vomiting. Because the anesthetic can lower its body temperature, keep your pet warm and dry for the next few days.
- Restrict your pet’s activities. No running, jumping, playing or other strenuous activity for 7 to 10 days. Keep your pet quiet. Pets should be kept indoors where they can stay clean, dry and warm. No baths during the recovery period. Dogs should be walked on a leash and cats kept indoors.
- Check the incision site twice daily. There should not be any drainage. Redness and swelling should be minimal. Do not allow your pet to lick or chew at the incision. If this occurs, an Elizabethan collar must be used. You can purchase one here or at any veterinary clinic or a pet store like Petsmart.
- Do not change your pet’s diet, feed junk food, table scraps, milk or any other “people food” during the recovery period. This could mask post-surgical complication symptoms.
- Appetite should return gradually within 24 hours. If your pet has not eaten by the morning following their surgery, please call the clinic for assistance.
- Dogs may have a slight cough for a few days after surgery due to the endotracheal tube used for anesthesia. Lethargy lasting more than 24 hours post-op, diarrhea and/or vomiting are not normal in the recovery process.
- The incision was closed with buried absorbable suture material that will NOT need to be removed. All sutures will absorb over 3-4 months.
- Your pet received a green tattoo next to their incision. This tattoo is a scoring process in the skin – not an extra incision. It is a common procedure in spay & neuter clinics to identify that an animal has been altered.
- In HEAT females must be kept away from all male dogs for 14 to 21 days.
- Post-Op Pain Medicine is available to help control pain, swelling and bruising.
- Please call the clinic at 615-890-6878 if there are ANY questions or concerns directly related to the surgery during the recovery period.
- NO FOLLOW UPS AFTER THE RECOVERY PERIOD.
**The Beesley Spay/Neuter Clinic is NOT equipped to handle emergencies.
Thank you for being a responsible pet owner!
FELINE UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTION (URI)
Thank you for choosing Beesley Spay/Neuter Clinic for your cat’s spay or neuter surgery. As a cat owner, you should be aware that your cat may be carrying Feline Upper Respiratory Infection (URI) without your knowledge. Carrier states (or latency states) are very common, especially in strays and kittens born to stray mother cats. Because URI is so contagious, any cat that goes outside and contacts other cats can pick it up. Many people have cats that are carriers and they are not aware of it. It is also possible that your newly acquired cat may have picked up an active infection in its adventures prior to coming to your home and has not yet begun to show symptoms. We are concerned about URI because it may affect how your cat recovers from surgery in the next 1-7 days or adjusts to a new home if you have adopted the cat.
Cats spread the disease by sneezing, sharing food and water dishes, or licking another cat’s face. The disease CANNOT be spread to humans or dogs. In many cases, once these infectious agents are in the cat’s body, the immune system cannot completely get rid of them. Although the yearly feline distemper combination shot can help protect a cat from catching URI, there are no medications or vaccines that will completely eliminate the disease from animals who are carriers.
The disease agents hide in tissues associated with the respiratory system where they will emerge as active infections when the body is stressed. Stressors capable of bringing out latent infection include anesthesia and surgery, any injury, change of living situation (new home, marriage, divorce, new baby, etc.), and other illnesses. It is easy to see that carrier cats may have outbreaks repeatedly during their lives.
If your cat is a carrier of this disease, the stress of anesthesia and surgery may bring out the infection, usually within 1-7 days after surgery. Signs you will see are sneezing, runny eyes (maybe with squinting or swollen membranes), and occasionally coughing. If these signs show up with one week after surgery, you can contact your private veterinarian or our clinic can supply you with a bottle of antibiotics for $22.00. If the symptoms do not improve within 2-3 days or if they worsen at any time, contact your private veterinarian. If URI symptoms develop at any other time, contact your private veterinarian. If your cat is so sick that you feel it needs immediate veterinary care and it is not during our Norman business hours, call you veterinarian. DO NOT page our clinic as this is not a surgical emergency.
Fortunately, the majority of cats experiencing an outbreak recover easily. Also, be aware that these cats are contagious when they have an outbreak, so other cats in the house may also develop similar URI signs later.