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6 Reasons you'd Need an Emergency Veterinary Center Right Now

Updated: Jul 24, 2020

In the blink of an eye, your pet can go from completely healthy to needing emergency vet services. Quite often needing emergency veterinary services are due to something completely outside your control. Both dogs and cats are good at self-preservation, but it doesn't mean that they won't do something that ends up putting them in harms way.

Here are the six most common reasons you would need emergency veterinary services ASAP:

1. Poisoning - There are several things you should make sure your pet does not ingest, such as human medicines, many kinds of garden vegetables, grapes and raisins, chocolate, household cleaning products, and more. It is crucial that you seek immediate treatment at an emergency veterinary center once the poison has absorbed in their system.

2. Trauma - Your pet versus an automobile will never end well for your pet. Even if they seem visibly ok after being struck, there is the possibility of internal damage. Trauma caused from animal bites and fights they might have been in should also be given emergency vet attention.

3. Collapse - In the case that your pet collapses and cannot get up, even if they are still alert, you should absolutely seek emergency veterinary services as many issues caused by this symptom can be life threatening.

4. Breathing Issues - There are many causes of breathing issues that could be minor, but also many others that are life-threatening, and it can be very hard to differentiate between the two. Because you may not know which situation your pet might be in, heading into the emergency vet immediately is very important.

5. Gastrointestinal Problems - If a pet is vomiting frequently, has diarrhea, is having difficulty passing urine or is urinating more frequently than normal, is not wanting to eat, or tries to inhale after a large meal but cannot, it is very important to seek emergency veterinary services. One possibility of critical illness that can affect dog is GDV, which is when the stomach becomes twisted and has to be treated to save the dog's life.

6. Neurological Issues - If your dog exhibits symptoms such as severe lethargy, disorientation, unresponsiveness, lapses into a coma, has a seizure, or is walking in circles, then don't delay in seeking emergency veterinary services.

The expert staff at Companion Veterinary & Urgent Care Center understands that many issues can't wait and we are here to give your pets the best possible care available.

If your pet is exhibiting any of these symptoms or their behavior concerns you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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