Surgery Pre-Procedure Instructions

Prepare for your cat’s upcoming appointment by following the instructions below.

In preparation for your cat’s procedure, we ask that you do the following:

  • Complete, sign, and submit the surgery and anesthesia consent forms (except for same day questions) at least 48 hours prior to the procedure.
  • Withhold all food for 3-4 hours prior to your cat’s appointment (they can continue to have water). A small wet food meal can be given just before fasting begins.
  • Give Cerenia the night before the procedure to prevent anesthesia related nausea.
  • Give Gabapentin 1-2 hours before the appointment for mild sedation. In some cases, you may be asked to give this medication the night before as well.
  • Bring familiar bedding and a small amount of your cat’s food.

If your cat is currently on any other medications, continue to give them as usual on the day of the procedure unless directed otherwise.

Please call 919-351-9292 or email if you have any questions or concerns.