Fasting before surgery

For younger animals, 6 wks to 16 weeks of age, withhold food for 4 hrs and water for 2 hrs before your drop off time at our hospital.

For animals > 16 weeks of age, overnight fasting is recommended: withhold food for 8-10 hrs and water for 2 hrs before your drop off time. You may find it easier to remember not to give your pet any food after 10 pm the night before surgery and take away water 2 hours before travelling to our hospital.