Fasting is required for all procedures. This will enable safe sedation or anaesthesia with reduced risk of aspiration pneumonia.
For mature dogs and cats, withhold food for 12 hours and water for 6 hours.
For puppies and kitten less than 6 months, withhold food for 6 hours and water for four hours
For diabetic patients, fasting is still required and a half insulin dose recommended.
For pregnant bitches and queens undergoing a pregnancy ultrasound, fasting is not required