Hugs, love and a little extra attention will get your cat on the mend.

For Cats

Please keep your cat indoors for the next four to five days while his/her incision heals. During this time, monitor him/her closely for signs of lethargy, poor appetite, swelling with redness, drainage at the incision site or any other sign of illness. Offer your cat a small amount of food and water this evening and return to a normal feeding schedule tomorrow.

For Dogs

Please keep your dog confined indoors for the next four to five days while his/her incision heals. Use short leash walks for urination/defecation. During this time, monitor him/her closely for signs of lethargy, poor appetite, swelling with redness, drainage at the incision site or any other signs of illness. Offer your dog a small amount of food and water this evening and return to a normal feeding schedule tomorrow.

Surgery-Related Emergency (for Cats and Dogs)

If you have a surgery-related emergency (such as excessive bleeding, opening of the incision or severe lethargy) call 984-664-2691 and leave a message. Your call will be returned promptly.

If you have any other post-surgical concerns (such as mild discharge, bleeding or swelling at the incision site or vomiting, poor appetite and mild lethargy), call 919.872.7730 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Calls after 4:00 p.m. will be answered the following day.

Triangle Animal Emergency Hospitals

If you have a postoperative emergency, you may be directed to seek immediate medical attention. After regular business hours, you may contact Complete Pet Care Animal Hospital or one of the after-hours emergency clinics listed below.

The SAFE Care Feline Spay/Neuter Clinic offers low-cost spay and neuter services to the community to reduce companion animal overpopulation. We provide limited veterinary services. These services include primary and emergency follow-up care directly relating to the surgical sterilization of cats.

For all other veterinary services, including, but not limited to, booster vaccinations, treatment and prevention of heartworm disease, routine wellness care, radiology, hospitalization services and emergencies not related to the spay or neuter surgery performed by the SAFE Care Feline Spay/Neuter Clinic, please consult and establish a relationship with a veterinarian in your community.

After Hours Emergency Clinics

Raleigh

Quail Corners Animal Hospital

After Hours Small Animal Emergency Clinic of Wake County

Small Animal Emergency Service – NCSU Vet School

Veterinary Specialty Hospital

Cary

Animal Emergency Clinic of Cary

Veterinary Specialty Hospital

Durham

Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospital

Veterinary Specialty Hospital