Cats & Dogs Preparation Before Operation

Prior to being admitted for surgery we require cats and dogs (over 4 months of age) are starved from 8pm the night before, they can still have access to water up until the time of admission.

Please take dogs out for a walk before bringing them to the surgery so they are able to open their bowels and pass urine. We advise that all pets are up to date with vaccinations and parasite control for infection control reasons within the hospital.

Contact Westway Emergency Services on 0191-274-7910 if:

  • Pain
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Seizures
  • Difficulty Urinating
  • Vomiting and DiarrheaCoughing and Choking
  • Blunt Force Trauma
  • Toxin Ingestion
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Dog Bite Wounds

Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

PLEASE DO NOT STARVE THESE PATIENTS, as their digestive systems are different to those of cats and dogs so should have access to food and water right up until the time of surgery. It is beneficial for your pet to eat as soon as they are awake so it is advisable for you to bring a bag of their favourite food and vegetables in when dropping them off at the practice.

Special Instructions

  • All routine operations (Speys etc) include a free check-up and suture removal. However a further charge will be made if additional drugs or procedures are required.
  • If an anaesthetic or sedation is required to allow suture removal a further charge will be made.
  • A charge will be made for all repeat dressing, bandages and splints after the procedure.