First, here are three things to ask your vet before you take your pet home:
(1) Medication – Check you understand what medication they need, how often and that you are comfortable administering it – if you aren’t sure, your vet will be happy to explain or show you
(2) Food – Ask about eating and drinking – if your pet requires any special food. We normally recommend an easily digestible diet after an anaesthetic or major illness fed frequently in small portions. A recovery pack of Hills ID available from the practice is ideal.
(3) A collar – If you think your pet will lick his wounds, ask your vet for a buster collar. It is important that he doesn’t lick or rub the wounds as it may stop it from healing or cause infection. Most rabbits and small pets have internal stitches, but it is still important that they do not bother the wound.