Having a pet is an amazing experience. They bring joy and happiness to any home and can quickly become part of the family. But with that, comes responsibility. As pet owners, it's important to be prepared in case you may need emergency vet services.
That means knowing what to do, where to go, and how best to care for our furry friends if something goes wrong. Here’s a brief guide on how to prepare emergency vet situations so you can be ready if (or when) one arises.
Know Your Emergency Vet Options
Every situation is different and you should know your options when it comes to emergency vet care. Companion Veterinary and Urgent Care Center offer 24-hour emergency vet services while others may only have routine services provided.
Knowing where to go in case you need emergency vet services ahead of time will save you valuable time if something should occur – which could make all the difference in your pet’s health and well-being.
Making sure you know the difference between a regular vet visit and an emergency vet visit before something happens is important to avoid any serious problems. If you are ever unsure you can always call us and we will answer any questions you may have.
How Can You Avoid Needing Emergency Vet Services
One way to avoid needing a visit to the emergency vet is by taking preventative steps beforehand.
This includes things like getting your pet vaccinated regularly, ensuring they are up-to-date on flea/tick prevention, providing them with a healthy diet, exercise routine, and plenty of mental stimulation throughout the day – all things that help keep them healthy and happy long-term.
Another great way to avoid an emergency vet visit is scheduling regular checkups with your local veterinarian – this allows them to stay up-to-date on your pet’s health as well as any changes or improvements that need to be made over time. At Companion Veterinary and Urgent Care Center we offer regular visits as well as emergency vet hours.
Be Prepared at Home To Prevent Needing Emergency Vet Services
In addition to knowing where your nearest vet is located, there may come a time when you need medical supplies at home for minor injuries or illnesses. Make sure you have these items on hand just in case:
hydrogen peroxide (for cleaning wounds), bandages (gauze pads & wraps), scissors (for cutting bandages), tweezers (for removing ticks & thorns), antibacterial ointment (for minor cuts & scrapes), thermometer (for checking temperature) & ice pack/heating pad (in case of swelling).
If possible, put together a first aid kit specifically for your pet so it’s easy to grab if needed to prevent a visit to the emergency vet.
No one ever likes thinking about their beloved pet being injured or ill – but it’s important that we do just that so we can be prepared in case something does happen!
By following these tips above such as knowing your vet options, practicing preventative care measures, and being prepared at home with medical supplies – you can rest assured that if
anything unexpected were ever arise with your pet, you would be ready!
Taking proper precautions now will ensure that both you and your furry friend are prepared for anything life throws our way - no matter how small or large the situation may be!
We at Companion Veterinary and Urgent Care Center are here to answer questions you may have about your furry friend. We provide emergency vet services as well as routine care for your beloved pet. Call us today to learn more.