Message Number: YG3691 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-05-17 15:33:00 UTC
Subject: Fasting Pre-op was Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Digest Number

In a message dated 05/17/01 12:29:43 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< Basically - what would be the best time-frames
and procedures to follow before a surgery?

I have the owners leave food and water in with their ferrets until they drop
them off at the clinic before surgery - usually about two hours pre-op is
plenty of time to withhold food and water, and doesn't risk a problem with an
undiagnosed insulinomic. Hopefully your vet has (or will do) pre-surgical
bloodwork, so that shouldn't be a big concern, but still...

Dr. Ruth
Save lives - spay or neuter your pet.