Pets quickly become part of our family, and just like any other family member, if your pet needs urgent care it can be scary. The foremost concern is making sure your pet is well taken care of, but there can be a great deal of questions surrounding immediate care for your pet. The team at Grandview Animal Hospital understands and wants to educate pet families on what type of conditions require immediate care and what to expect should the need arise.
What Is Pet Urgent Care?
Just like people, pets can find themselves in need of immediate care. It can be an accident or an illness, but your pet may require medical attention. Any type of medical condition that requires intervention in order to save your pets life can be considered urgent care. It is important when choosing a veterinarian to help with the overall health of your pet to make sure your veterinarian has urgent care capabilities in the event your pet should need medical attention in the future.
What Are Common Reasons for Immediate Care?
There are many reasons why a cat or dog would find themselves in need of immediate care. Most commonly, pets are taken to the emergency room for a trauma like broken bones or torn ligaments. Damage to the legs can happen through accidents, falls, or even rough play. Further, sometimes pets are taken in for immediate care because they have ingested an item not meant for consumption. The ingested item may be poisonous or cause an abdominal blockage. Illness also brings pets to the emergency room. Quite commonly, heat stroke and bacterial infections can be treated with immediate medical intervention.
What Should I Expect at the Veterinary Office?
The primary concern when bringing any animal in for immediate care is the health and well being of the animal. The veterinarian will work with you to learn about the circumstance that has led to your pet's condition. If care is not immediately needed or its cause not apparent, your veterinarian will check your pet's vital signs to determine what is wrong. From there, your pet may have X-rays, MRIs, or blood work performed. Following treatment, your veterinarian will work with you to explain any medications or rehabilitation your pet may require.
We understand any urgent visit is a scary experience. At Grandview Animal Hospital we want to take the confusion out of the equation and help treat your pet fast. Our team of professionals is dedicated to keeping your pets happy and healthy. We are conveniently located at Unit 30, 2215 160 Street Surrey, BC V3Z 9N6 and proudly serve the Newton and Langley Township area. To learn more about our pet services please call us today at (604) 385-3662.