Eglinton Dufferin Animal Clinic | Pet Urgent Care
Taking good care of your pets is all about knowing when they need help, and sometimes, they will need emergency veterinary attention because their lives are in danger. At Eglington Dufferin Animal Hospital in Ontario, we are available for emergency visits when you need us the most.
Trauma Resulting from an Accident
Without question, one of the biggest reasons for an emergency vet visit is when a pet sustains some kind of trauma due to an accident or encounter. Incidents involving an automobile are common and can be some of the most traumatic. Trauma may also result from a fall, dropping a pet, the animal getting hit with a flying or falling object, or even a fight with another animal. Broken bones, deep wounds or lacerations, and severe bruising are all examples of the types of injuries pets may sustain from an accident of some type, and all of these should be treated as an emergency.
General Symptoms of an Emergency Situation with Your Pet
While there are situations when an emergency is obvious due to the nature of the incident, there can also be situations when certain symptoms should signal a visit to a place that offers urgent pet services. A few symptoms to watch for include:
- Lameness either of the limbs or of only certain parts of the body
- Excessive blood in the stool or urine
- Ongoing vomiting or diarrhea
- Lethargy or disorientation
- Labored breathing
- Seizures with an unknown cause
- Excessive drooling
- Not eating or drinking for more than 24 hours
- Obvious signs of pain or discomfort, such as loud vocalizations
Talk to an Ontario Veterinary Professional If You Suspect an Urgent Situation
Just as it is with humans, there are some situations with pets that require immediate medical intervention. Without immediate medical intervention from a veterinary professional, your pet could be at risk of losing its life. If you believe you are dealing with a pet emergency, contact us at Eglington Dufferin Animal Clinic in Ontario to get expert advice or bring your pet to us immediately for care.