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The morning you drop your pet off for surgery is always stressful. For the remainder of the day you check your phone over and over, just waiting for the vet to call and say your beloved pup is good to go and ready for pick up. Not to add more stress to an already tense situation, but just because your dog makes it home after surgery doesn’t mean he or she is out of the woods just yet. There’s always the risk a wound will reopen, an infection will develop or your dog won’t heal properly. These risks increase without proper post-surgical care. Taking proper care of any wounds will help expedite your dog’s recovery after surgery while reducing risks associated with infection.
The following tips will help your dog’s recovery after surgery go as quickly as pawssible!
- Apply all natural Skin Soother to help soothe, heal and prevent post-surgical infections.
Skin Soother is the leading all-natural organic healing balm for dogs. First and foremost, it is 100% safe to use even on the most sensitive pets thanks to the carefully sourced and all natural ingredients packed into every handcrafted batch.
- Soothes Sensitive Skin & Promotes Faster Recovery
As soon as it’s applied, Skin Soother goes to work soothing sensitivities while simultaneously infusing the skin with moisturizing properties that kick-start healing.
- Reduces Scarring
Not only does it speed up your dog’s recovery after surgery, but also it reduces scarring.
- Fights Off Infections
Infections are a big cause for concern when dealing with any wound. Skin Soother is chockfull of healing herbs that actively protect your dog against bacterial, yeast and fungal infections.
- Anti-Inflammatory Properties
Skin Soother is an anti-inflammatory that’ll help reduce any normal swelling or inflamed and irritated skin post-surgery.
- Carefully follow any and all instructions provided by your vet.
Your vet should provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your pet following surgery. Some wounds require cleaning and re-bandaging as much as 2-3 times per day, while other wounds only need to be checked and cleaned once every few days. Follow your vet’s instructions carefully for the best results. Ask your vet about using Skin Soother to expedite recovery, soothe tender skin and help prevent infections. They can tell you when to start applying it, either right after surgery or a few days down the road.
- Keep a close eye on the wound and call your vet the moment you notice anything
It is normal to notice some swelling, redness or tenderness after surgery. Keep tabs on what the area looks like and if anything worsens. You want to alert your vet right away if you notice oozing, icky odors, excessive redness or bruising, heat or abnormal pain.
- Keep your dog busy and distracted to prevent harmful scratching, chewing, licking, etc.
Do everything you can to prevent your dog from scratching, biting or licking at their wound, even if it’s covered in a bandage. To help accomplish this task your dog may need to wear a cone on his or her head—which few, if any, dogs appreciate. Help make your dog’s recovery process less ruff by giving them extra love and attention as well as plenty of distractions. Groom your dog daily and spend plenty of time cuddling up with them. When you’re not around leave the TV on to help distract them. If your dog must be in a crate, place it in a high traffic area where they can observe all of the commotion going on in the house.
- Make sure to give your dog plenty of water.
A healing body requires even more hydration than usual so make sure your dog has a constant supply of clean fresh water. If your pet is still groggy from medications do not leave him or her alone with a full bowl of water. Medicated pets have been known to fall asleep in their water bowls and drown.
We’d love to help speed up your dog’s recovery after surgery—try Skin Soother today, risk free!