We recommend emptying their dish, placing a small line of water just to cover the bottom of their dish and add lots of ice cubes for pet(s) to lick on.
This allows them to hydrate but forces them take it in slowly, thus reducing the risk of vomiting.
Feed your pet only ¼ - ½ the amount of their regular feeding for tonight. They may resume regular feeding/ watering tomorrow.
If your pet does not seem interested in food or water today, do not be alarmed as this is normal and they should become more interested the day after surgery.
If your pet shows any signs of nausea (very sleepy, drooling, constant licking of the face/nose) or is not interested in food or water tonight do not start pain meds until tomorrow morning - try to make sure meds are given with food. Follow directions as prescribed on drug label.
NEVER GIVE OTC MEDICATIONS UNLESS DIRECTED! Aspirin and ibuprofen are toxic to animals!