Dental Post Operative Care


Your pet has had a general anaesthetic so should be given a light diet as recommended by the veterinary nurse. Small amounts of water should be offered. Should your pet vomit then withhold food for 12 hours and offer water little and often. If vomiting continues after that please ring for advice.

Evidence of a general anaesthetic is a shave mark, usually on the right foreleg. As there has been treatment to your pet’s mouth there may be some discomfort while eating for a few days. To avoid any unnecessary pain or discomfort please avoid feeding hard food for 5 – 7 days until the mouth has had time to heal.

Ongoing Care

For any further information on how to clean your pet’s teeth in the future or to discuss any other dental matters please feel free to book an appointment with one of our veterinary nurses.