Pre-Operative Instructions

Pre-operative Instructions

  • Dogs 4 months of age and older: No food after midnight. Water is allowed. 
  • Puppies and kittens under 4 months of age: Do not withhold food or water. Feed a small meal the morning of surgery. 
  • Cats 4 months and older: Do not withhold food; feed like normal. Water is allowed.


Please inform us if your animal has any prior medical conditions. APL reserves the right to refuse surgery to an animal if a health risk is determined. We will not accept animals exhibiting signs of Upper Respiratory Infection (runny eyes and nose or coughing). 


Please bring all dogs on a leash and all cats in a cat carrier.