What Conditions Require Emergency Pet Services?
When your pet is sick, you want him to get the care he needs. Veterinarians understand your concerns, so they set office hours to provide the level of care your sick or injured pet needs when they need it.
Vets schedule immunization and preventive care appointments to minimize your pet’s medical risks. They provide senior wellness care to make sure your pet has a healthy aging process. Vets also establish emergency pet services for when your pet needs immediate care.
Your veterinarian is dedicated to providing the best care for your pet. Vets rely on you to identify your pet’s symptoms and contact them when necessary. You must learn to recognize whether your pet’s condition requires emergency pet services or if it can wait until you schedule an appointment.
When does your pet need emergency pet services?
You spend a lot of time with your pet so you’re the best person to notice when they’re sick or in pain. You’re also in the best position to notice if your pet is suffering from a condition that requires emergency care.
You should contact your veterinarian for emergency treatment if your pet experiences any of these symptoms.
- Breathing problems: Your pet may have difficulty breathing if he is choking on a foreign object or experiencing heart or lung difficulties
- Serious Bleeding: Pets experience excessive bleeding when another animal attacks them or they’re struck by a car. If your pet is bleeding from the rectum, nose, or mouth, it could be a sign of an internal problem.
- Fractures: Your pet may have a fracture if you notice that he has problems walking, he’s limping, or he refuses to walk at all.
- Problematic urination or defecation: Your pet could be experiencing bowel or urinary tract blockage or pain.
Other symptoms requiring emergency pet services
Pets sometimes experience seizures, loss of consciousness, eye injuries, vomiting, foaming at the mouth, severe pain, diarrhea, refusal to eat or drink. You should contact your vet immediately if you notice any of these symptoms.
Hebron Veterinary Hospital Emergency Line
If your pet requires emergency care after our regular office hours, please follow our emergency pet services procedure:
- Call our Emergency Line: (860) 266-5995.
- Leave a message.
- Our doctor on-call will respond as quickly as possible.
When our veterinarian returns your call, you will have an opportunity to discuss your pet’s symptoms. Our vet will advise you as to what steps to take next.
Contact Hebron Veterinary Hospital
If your pet requires emergency pet care services, contact our Emergency Line immediately. To schedule a non-emergency appointment, visit our contact page or give us a call at (860) 228-4324.