Pet Emergencies: How to Know and What to Do
It is a terrible feeling to be caught wondering whether you need to bring your pet in for immediate or emergency care, or if the problem can wait until normal business hours. When in doubt, always call us so we can advise you on the best course of action for your pet. Come in or call during regular business hours, or phone our emergency on-call Veterinarian after business hours.
It never hurts to be educated, though, especially when it comes to pet emergencies and what symptoms are the most serious.
What is a Pet Emergency?
Some things always need attention immediately. This does not mean the situation is life-threatening, but rather that it may be serious and should be evaluated by a veterinarian without delay so that any necessary actions can be taken. The following always should be seen as soon as possible and should not wait:
Anything that has you concerned warrants further investigation, and we are always happy to discuss the symptoms or examine your pet if needed.
What to Do in a Pet Emergency
If you do have a pet emergency, don’t panic. Take a deep breath and don’t forget the following:
We hope that you never experience a pet emergency, but if you do it helps to be prepared. Sometimes it is obvious that your pet should be seen right away, but other times things aren’t so clear cut. Be rest assured that we are here for you no matter what your needs, day or night. If you ever need help determining how to best help your pet, we hope you won’t hesitate to call us. Your pet is our primary interest.
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