I know your pet should not be fed after a certain time before being spayed/neutered. Say you are feeding your pet rather late, and you give them a lot of extra food. Is that not just as bad as feeding them after the stated time anyway? Isn't it just giving the animal more food to digest, which it will take longer to do than normal because there is so much more food, therefore making it pointless to even follow the vet's advice in the first place?
I need some answers on this pretty quick, and can't seem to find anything right off online. I don't want to assume my theory is correct all by myself, though.
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If you feel the dog had too much food, especially after he was supposed to be n.p.o, just tell the clinic. If it was before midnight, you can still tell them, but he will be fine. The reason they tell you to fast the dog before the surgery, is so that the dog doesn't vomit, and aspirate the vomit into his lungs.
This has absolutely nothing to do with spaying and neutering. That is a very old myth. Humans and dogs should eat no later than 3 hours before going to bed. Any later they have a chance to gain weight. Spaying and neutering has NOTHING to do with weight gain.
HorseMama wrote: "This has absolutely nothing to do with spaying and neutering. That is a very old myth. Humans and dogs should eat no later than 3 hours before going to bed. Any later they have a chance to gain weight. Spaying and neutering has NOTHING to do with weight gain."
Sorry HorseMama, I think you've totally missed the gist of the question. It's NOT about dogs gaining weight after they've been altered, but about the vet's instructions to the owner BEFORE the surgery is to take place.
To the OP: As far as I'm concerned, I agree with Pen.
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Thank you for spaying and neutering your dog! So many people just don't have the brains to do so. It is one of the best things you can do for your dog. If more people would spay and neuter their dogs, there wouldn't have to be millions euthanized every year. Today, thousands of unwanted animals will suffer and die. A shocking number of dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, and others are born daily into a world whose homes and hearts don't have room for them. Thank you for caring enough to do your part!