Do you know who to contact in the event of a pet emergency?
As a loving pet parent, you never want to see your animal family member in distress. Unfortunately, unexpected illnesses and sudden accidents can occur at any time. At Waterdown Animal Hospital, we want you to know that you’ve got a dedicated team of experienced professionals in your corner.
Our facility is equipped to provide life-saving critical care at a moment’s notice. With a team who is skilled in emergency medicine, we can quickly diagnose the problem and deliver timely and effective care. Most importantly, we’ll handle your loved one’s case with the utmost compassion, doing everything possible to achieve a positive outcome.
Some of the signs that your pet may need urgent medical attention include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Ingestion of a toxic substance or foreign object
- Broken bones
- Cuts, lacerations or puncture wounds
- Vomiting or diarrhea lasting longer than 24 hours
- Trauma, such as from a fall or being hit by a car
- Swollen or tender abdomen
- Difficulty urinating
- Foaming at the mouth
- Loss of consciousness
If you spot any of these signs, seek help right away. At Waterdown Animal Hospital, we always recommend calling ahead when an emergency occurs. This allows us to evaluate the situation, provide first aid instructions and prepare the hospital and our team for your companion’s arrival. Of course, should the nature of your pet’s emergency be too urgent for a phone call, do not hesitate to come directly in for immediate attention.
We sincerely hope you never experience the need for emergency veterinary care. If you do, however, we want you to know where to turn. The team at Waterdown Animal Hospital will be here to provide the highest level of care available.
Waterdown Animal Hospital