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Pet Emergency Services
Emergencies often strike when we least expect it, so it is crucial to be prepared and know what you need to do in these dire situations. While it can be very upsetting to see your pet fall ill or get injured, you need to know what to do in the case of a pet emergency. Do you know who to call or where to go when your pet in is need of urgent care?
We provide pet emergency services in Downey at Ashton Animal Hospital
At Ashton Animal Hospital, our team of highly skilled animal health care experts are prepared to provide emergency medical aid for your pet. Whether you have a cat or dog emergency on your hands, we are prepared to offer critical care services for your pet. We understand that your pet is a very special member of your family and that you want the best level of care for them. Our veterinarians and support staff work as a team to respond to your dog and cat emergency calls and urgent care situations.
How to be prepared for a Pet Emergency
In the event that your pet falls ill and requires urgent critical care, you need to prepared to handle the emergency. This includes keeping an animal hospital or veterinarian's phone number handy that you can call, and knowing the best ways to handle your pet in their situation. The first step is recognizing a pet emergency, which involves noticing differences in your pet's regular behavior. Several signs that you can look out for include dramatic changes in breathing, changes in the color of gums, unusual behavioral changes including aggressiveness and unresponsiveness, shifts in weight, appetite, or thirst, and unusual urination or stools.
If you pet seems to be experiencing a medical emergency, make sure to keep calm and to call Ashton Animal Hospital. At this stage, it is important to keep yourself safe, as pets in pain may scratch or bite. To prevent injuries, you can wrap your pet in a large towel. If your pet is experiencing any active bleeding, applying direct pressure to the wound is crucial while seeking treatment. Possible poisoning in pets should seek immediate treatment. It is of utmost importance that you speak with your veterinarian as soon as you notice your emergency for your pet's health and safety.
What is considered a Pet Emergency and when to seek help?
Sometimes, it may be difficult to decide whether your cat or dog is experiencing an emergency and needs to be seen right away. Here are some of the symptoms your pet may experience which would require emergency vet services right away.
- Lack of Heartbeat
- Shortness of Breath or not breathign
- Vomiting more than 2-3 times in a day
- Ate something toxic
- Unable to urinate or pass stool due to pain
- Fractured bones
- Choking or difficulty breathing
- Signs of extreme pain
- Trauma due to accident
- Allergic reaction
- Inability to walk
- Not eating or drinking for more than 2 days.
If your pet is experiencing any of the above symptoms, it is important to get in touch with your local downey animal hospital or vet right away to ensure your pet receives emergency care as soon as possible. Getting your animal companion to the pet hospital or vet clinic right away is crucial to their health.
Your pet provides you with companionship and unconditional love but needs you for their needs, like food, shelter, water, safety, and to take care of them when things go wrong. Our animal care professionals at Ashton Animal Hospital work as a team to help your pet in need get back to good health.