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What You Need To Know About Pet Emergenecies

What You Need To Know About Pet EmergeneciesOur pets are fun-loving, playful, and even considered as family members. Unfortunately, these endearing characteristics can sometimes get our pets into trouble! According to PetPlace, an estimated 92 percent of pets will face a severe emergency of some kind within their lifetime, and so it is a good idea to be prepared. But, how can you tell when your pet needs an emergency vet?

When it comes to making decisions to a pet that is acting strange, it a be difficult for owners to decide what to do. You’re concerned about your pet’s symptoms, but are not sure if it is worth a trip to the veterinarian this late, or if it can wait until the next day it is open What should you do?

Antelope Valley Animal Hospital understands this dilemma, so in this blog, we are bringing you some information on how to tell if you are ever dealing with pet emergency.

It’s Better To Be Safe Than Sorry

First of all, if you are ever feeling worried that your pet is facing an animal emergency, you are never wrong to call an emergency vet. If you are worried there is something wrong with your pet, it is never wrong to contact a vet to discuss the symptoms your pet is showing.

Vets are trained to recognize the signs and symptoms of a pet emergency, and the team at Antelope Valley can guide you. If you are concerned enough to call, you will benefit from the peace of mind that can come from bringing your pet to an emergency animal clinic.

Do You Have A Pet Emergency?

Some pet emergencies, such as car accidents, seizures, or other accidents or injuries clearly require emergency veterinary care. However, sometimes signs and symptoms can be more challenging for owners to know when their pet is in need of immediate medical attention.

Here are some things to watch for that might signal a pet emergency:

  • Severe vomiting or diarrhea

  • Straining to urinate

  • Suspected broken bones

  • Signs of heatstroke

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Signs of pain

  • Injury or irritation to the eyes, or sudden blindness

  • Labor difficulties

  • Trauma

  • Seizure

  • Collapse


Be Prepared For Pet Emergencies

Preparation is the best way to handle a pet emergency. When you bring your pet to the vet for their next wellness exam, talk to your vet about the proper steps to take during an urgent situation.

As soon as the above symptoms become obvious, time is truly of the essence. Every moment counts, and it is essential to remain calm. We understand it can be extremely stressful to see your pet in pain or trauma. That is why our team is here to assist you from the minute you call or bring your pet in for emergency animal care.
A true pet emergency can vary, and whether your pet requires surgery, diagnostic services, or other pet emergency services, you can rely on the team at Antelope Valley Animal Hospital. To learn more information about emergency pet situations or our emergency animal hospital, please contact us!

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