When something goes wrong with your pet and you require urgent or emergency care, 143 Veterinary Services is here to help.
Pet Emergency/Urgent Care
Pets, like people, can sustain injuries and accidents that necessitate immediate medical attention. However, it can be difficult to determine whether your pet is suffering from a trauma that necessitates an urgent care visit or if its symptoms are those of something less serious. If you’re not sure if your pet requires care, you can call our dedicated front desk staff during clinic hours. After hours, we are excited to have partnered with vettriage.com to provide access 24/7 to a staff of veterinarians that can video consult with you for only a $50 fee. These doctors can tell you if your pet can safely wait for 143 Veterinary Services to open for you to be seen. It can save hundreds of dollars on unnecessary visits to emergency rooms.
Watching your pet struggle to breathe can be terrifying for both you and your pet. If your pet is having difficulty breathing, it means there is something going on and it definitely can be classified as an emergency. Breathing problems can be caused by a wide range of things, such as heart failure, an allergic reaction, a blockage in the lung, and a variety of other serious problems. In this situation, you should seek emergency pet services immediately.
If your pet has had seizures in the past or is having their first, you should take them to an animal hospital as soon as possible for emergency veterinary services. Seizures are caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Seizures can occur alone or in groups, but in either case, there are a number of things that can cause your pet to have seizures, so it’s critical that you seek medical attention for them as soon as possible.
Your pet can suffer from a variety of types of trauma. If your pet has been injured or damaged by a strike or blow, such as being hit by a car, it should be seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible. If you are unsure how to transport your pet to the animal hospital after trauma, or if you have questions about what to do during transportation, such as covering a wound or bracing a broken bone, contact your veterinarian while you are on the way or just before going to the emergency room.
If you notice your pet acting strangely or withdrawing from you, such as suddenly fatigued, it is critical that you take them to a veterinarian as soon as possible. Many injuries and illnesses do not show symptoms right away, such as if your pet ate something toxic, so it is best to take them in for an exam at the first sign of anything unusual in their behaviour.
Pets eat the most unusual foods. Unfortunately, these things can frequently cause obstructions (blockages) in the gastrointestinal tract. This is a life-threatening situation that requires immediate medical attention. Common symptoms include (but are not limited to) acute vomiting, defecation straining, lethargy, and loss of appetite.
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If you notice your pet is urinating more frequently, is having accidents or small frequent urinations, or especially if they are not urinating, they should be seen right away.