Pre-Surgery Instructions for Cats

You do not need to withhold water or food the night before surgery – they can have a normal meal.

Withhold food in the morning but can have access to water.

 

Seven days prior to surgery, you need to evaluate the following questions. If you answer anything but normal, you should postpone the surgery until your pet is normal again. If prolonged symptoms exist, please consult with your veterinarian for evaluation.

Is your pet’s appetite normal? Normal Increased Decreased
Is your pet’s water intake normal? Normal Increased Decreased
Is your pet’s urine output normal? Normal Increased Decreased
Is your pet’s energy level normal?  Normal  Increased Decreased

 

Two days prior to surgery, you will also need to evaluate for the following. If you answer yes, you should postpone the surgery until your pet is normal again. If prolonged symptoms exist, please consult with your veterinarian for evaluation.

Diarrhea Yes No
Vomiting Yes No