I have a little list of things I do before the spay and then after.
DogAware.com Health: Caring for Dogs Before and After Surgery
Stopping any supplements or if she's on any medications, asking about that
I ask for a BMBTT: https://ahdc.vet.cornell.edu/sects/c...l/bleeding.cfm
and I ask for that in advance so that they are ready for it. Google for more about it - it's not diagnostic for bleeding disorders, and may only give me a false sense of security but read and decide.
I ask about what kind of pain meds they will use during surgery not just after and typically ask them to not use a NSAID at all.
I ask for pre-anesthetic bloodwork for sure.
Fluids during surgery for sure.
They don't get fed if you bring them home day of surgery, and safely watch water - all of this depends on your vets' post-care instruction and you will want to ask for those (though I am sure they will be covered).
After the surgery for about a day you've got a dog that typically doesn't want to do much. And then...they start to feel better! So I leash and crate. If they are not tethered to me, they are in the crate with something to chew on (safe) so that they forget it might be cool to lick their incision. She may get a cone to wear. If she needs it, use it.
You don't want the incision to open - that's the big thing that licking, running, movement can do.
You can do brain training - low impact/movement things that she will enjoy when she wants to do something.
No running for 2 weeks. After that, they are usually good to go!