Care After a Treatment
If your pet has received chemotherapy, please make sure not to over-feed or over-water your pet after the appointment because this can cause or increase nausea/vomiting. Give a small meal and small amount of water the evening of chemotherapy. Resume normal feeding the next day. Do not try any strenuous exercise with your pet for the first few days after receiving chemotherapy as he/she may be tired from the treatment.
Your pet may be sent home with various medications. Please note the instructions on any medications we send home with your pet. Some of the medications can be used on an “as needed” basis and other need to be given in a timely manner. Please do not start using old left over medications from a previous problem unless they are labeled “use as needed.” Some anti-nausea and diarrhea medications can be used as needed, but if you are not sure please call us.
If your pet received a drug which is administered intravenously, he/she may have a pressure bandage over the injection site. This is similar to a band aid and prevents the vein from bleeding. This should stay on at least 1 hour, but no longer than 3 hours to prevent swelling in the paw.
If your pet is having problems overnight or on the weekend please feel free to call the emergency department at Veterinary Specialty Center. If your pet is vomiting uncontrollably, having bloody watery diarrhea, or any other problems, please call our emergency department right away or bring your pet in to be seen.