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Frequently Asked Questions About Pet Emergencies at Urgent Pet Care

If you have a dog or cat, their well-being is sure to be one of your biggest concerns. When a pet has an emergency situation arise, making an appointment with Urgent Pet Care in Papillon ensures they get the proper pet services treatment in a timely manner. Here are some frequently asked questions about pet emergencies and how our veterinary practice can help.

Veterinarian wrapping a bandage around a dogs leg

What Is Considered A Pet Emergency?

If your pet is suffering from pain or a condition that requires veterinary intervention, but the situation is not life-threatening, calling for urgent care is best. These types of situations are handled during routine business hours. If your pet is involved in an incident where their life is at stake, it is considered an emergency and a call should be made to our facility immediately for pet services. Some instances of emergencies are if your pet has ingested a poisonous substance if it is choking, if it is experiencing severe bleeding, or if it has been in labor for over an hour. These scenarios require intervention right away to ensure the pet does not perish as a result of the incident.

What Illnesses Are Considered Emergencies?

In addition to injuries, a pet can become sick and require a checkup to determine the cause. There are some symptoms that signify an emergency visit is required. If your pet is vomiting or has diarrhea constantly, there is a chance it has eaten something poisonous. If your pet is lethargic or non-responsive, heat stroke or an internal injury may be to blame. Seizures, disorientation, difficulty breathing, bloating of the abdominal area or crying out in pain are some symptoms that mean a trip to our veterinary practice for an emergency assessment is best.

How Should An Emergency Be Handled?

At the first indication that your pet is injured or extremely sick, assess their condition to determine whether they are in need of immediate care. Call our practice to make an appointment with our veterinarian if you believe their condition is not life-threatening. Indicate which symptoms your pet is suffering from at the time of scheduling the appointment so our staff members can determine whether immediate assistance is needed. If possible, call our practice to let us know you are on the way with your pet if an emergency is occurring. This will allow our staff to prepare for your arrival so no time is wasted in getting proper treatment for your pet.

If you require pet services, contact Urgent Pet Care in Papillon right away. Give us a call at 402-991-9444 to find out more about our facility or to get directions if needed.