BAS Recovery

Now that the easy part is done (the surgery), we need YOUR help to make sure your pet has an awesome BAS outcome.

1. VASELINE, VASELINE, VASELINE

Make sure you apply vaseline at least 3 times a day to the incision lines on the nose to avoid the delicate nose skin from getting irritated by excessive sniffing. The jelly creates a barrier between the environment and the surgery site. Failing to do this could necessitate a second surgery to replace the sutures that have torn.

2. EXERCISE

Please avoiding the hottest and coldest parts of the day and have leash walks only for the first 14 days. Cold and hot air is irritating to delicate nasal passages.

3. MEDICATIONS

Please give ALL medications as prescribed. The carefully designed cocktail will prevent acid from the stomach ruining the surgical site in the event of regurgitation and will also prevent infection, reduce inflammation and make your pet’s recovery as perfect as possible!

4. ADVICE + CHECKING

We need to check your pet in approximately 3 days time and again in 10 days time from today. Until this time please monitor the incision for any signs of redness, swelling or discharge and if any of these are identified please contact us immediately.

Please give the prescribed medication as directed. If they are showing signs of vomiting, diarrhoea, inappetence or blood in the stool, please discontinue the medication and contact us immediately.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding their progress please do not hesitate to contact us. This is what we are here for!

5. DIET

Please follow the recipe below 🙂

Meatball recipe for recovering bas’ers

Ingredients:

1kg of your best friend’s favourite non-fish animal protein, minced finely (beef, pork, chicken, turkey, lamb are all great)
4 free range eggs
1 teaspoon of turmeric
4 pinches of salt
2 pinches of any fresh herb (oregano, thyme, parsley, dill are favourites)

Method:

Mix and fold all ingredients together in a bowl, thoroughly. The mixing process must take at least 2 minutes to ensure the thorough combination of ingredients. Alternatively use a food processor to mix completely.
Roll mixture into balls of maximum 3cm diameter

Place 20 balls in the microwave on a microwavable plate for 3-4 minutes, or until fully cooked.