Since the utmost care and superior surgical materials are used on our surgery patients, a post surgical problem seldom exists. However, because an animal walks horizontally, tremendous weight and pressure is exerted on a surgical incision. For this reason, the following rules should be followed for 10 days after surgery:
Should any problems arise involving your animal's surgery within the first 72 hours only, please contact Sonoma County Animal Services at (707) 565-7100 and ask to speak with one of the veterinary technicians.
If it is after hours or in case of an emergency, have the on-call officer paged by calling the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department at (707) 565-2121 or for Santa Rosa City residents, call the Santa Rosa Police Department at (707) 528-5222 for further instructions.