Message Number: YG586 | New FHL Archives Search
From: sue
Date: 2001-03-02 21:16:00 UTC
Subject: question regarding fasting before surgery

I am a bit confused and want to always do what is right. When
I first started with ferrets, they actually had me stop all
food and water after 6pm in the evening and the ferret was
going in for surgery at 9am the next morning.

Lately, I have been doing 4-5, maybe 6 hours before surgery ,
will give duck soup. How many hours before surgery should
food and water be taken away? Also, just because they are to
be in at 8am doesn't mean surgery is being done at that time.
I always ask to get a better idea of the actual time for