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Blk 1002, Toa Payoh Lor 8, 01-1477, Singapore 319074Tel: +65 6254-3326, 9668-6468, 9664-0404.
Focus: Small animals - dogs, cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, pet rats and mice, birds and turtles      
February 19, 2020 

Dr Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow), MRCVS

The veterinarian removes the puppies from the uterus (womb). This is called caesarean section.  Caesarean section is a major surgery.

Make appointment 6254-3326, 9668-6468 for elective Caesarean Section (planned Caesarean, not emergency Caesarean Section). 

The dog or cat must be healthy and not obese (if possible).  He is active and has an excellent appetite.  Dogs and cats should have their last vaccination less than 12 months ago.   Bathe the pet the night before and wash his or her  private parts and lower abdomen thoroughly.  Bring the pet to the surgery at 9 a.m.

For emergency Caesarean sections, do as much as you can. But get to the vet within 2 hours of the dam having difficulty giving birth.

FOR DOGS AND CATS.  Don't give food and water after 8 p.m the day before the surgery and in the morning of the surgery date. Make sure the dog has passed motion and urine.  She has no ticks or skin diseases.

The dog is sometimes given a tranquiliser. General anaesthesia using gas is used usually. Puppies are removed.  

FOR DOGS & CATS.  The owner takes the dog home at around 5 p.m. Make sure that the dog does not jump and run around for the next 7 - 14 days. Check the wound daily for signs of itchiness. Replace the plaster on day 3 if necessary. If not, remove the plaster on day 10.  The stitches on the skin will dissolve after 14 - 30 days. There is no need to return to the surgery for stitch removal. Consult the vet promptly if the dog is not eating or active or he keeps licking the wound. If there are any wound infection or the dam is not well, please tel the Surgery: 6254 3326.

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