Emergencies don’t only affect humans. Our pets can suddenly fall ill or become injured too.
Any emergency situation is stressful and traumatic, and it is very easy to become overwhelmed and panicked. Sometimes this can cause us to do the wrong thing and make the situation worse. It is also important to bear in mind that your pet will be able to read your emotional climate. For this reason, it is important for you to stay as calm as possible should an emergency scenario arise.
When you are feeling highly stressed, it can sometimes be difficult to think rationally. This can make it hard to determine whether your pet’s situation is an emergency and potentially life-threatening, or if she requires an urgent appointment but there is no risk to her life. To help make it easier for you to decide what type of help your pet needs, here are some of the most common veterinary emergencies that we treat at our clinic in Roswell, GA.
- Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn’t stop within five minutes
- Breathing problems including choking, non-stop coughing, coughing up blood and gagging
- Bleeding from the nose, mouth or rectum, or blood in the urine
- Eye injuries
- Suspected poisoning
- Sudden lameness/suspected fractured bones
- Obvious pain
- Inability to urinate or refusal to drink for more than 24hrs
- Severe vomiting or diarrhea (more than two episodes in 24hrs, or combined with other concerning symptoms)
We understand that emergencies don’t arrive on schedule and for this reason, we have a veterinarian and several experienced veterinary personnel available to deal with any emergency or urgent care needs six days a week. We are equipped to handle all types of medical emergencies from injuries and burns to poisoning and heatstroke. We recommend that you contact us as soon as your emergency arises so that we can offer you specific advice based on your individual circumstances. This is important as there may be things that you can do to help your pet until we can see her. We will advise you what you should and shouldn’t do and tell you how quickly your pet needs to be seen.
In the event that your pet requires an urgent appointment, but the issue isn’t something that is life-threatening, our team will always endeavor to see your pet the same day, whether that be between pre-booked appointments or at the end of the clinic.
If you would like more information about any of our urgent care services, or if you would like to make an appointment for your pet to be seen by our experienced and compassionate veterinary experts, please contact our clinic in Roswell, GA.