Bringing your pet in for surgery or procedure

Species such as rabbits and ferrets and other pocket pets have quite different requirements prior to surgery to our dogs and cats. Unless otherwise advised by your veterinarian please:

  • Ferrets: fast for 4 hours prior to surgery
  • Rabbits: do not fast prior to surgery. We recommend rabbit patients are admitted to hospital with food from home so they can feed prior to their anaesthetic and as soon as they are awake.
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Surgery
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pocket pets surgery

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