Do you know who to turn to in the event of a pet emergency?
As a caring pet parent, you never want to see your animal family member in any kind of distress. Unfortunately, unexpected illnesses and sudden accidents happen. At Dogwood Animal Hospital, we want you to know that you’ve got a dedicated team of experienced professionals in your corner.
Our hospital is equipped to provide life-saving critical care at a moment’s notice. With a team 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 notice any of these signs, seek professional assistance right away. At Dogwood Animal Hospital, we always recommend calling ahead when an emergency occurs. This allows us to assess the situation, provide first aid instructions and prepare for your pet’s arrival. Of course, should the nature of your pet’s emergency be too urgent for a phone call, don’t hesitate to come directly in for immediate attention.
We sincerely hope you never face the need for emergency veterinary care. If you do, however, we want you to know where to turn. The team at Dogwood Animal Hospital will be here to provide the highest level of care available.