While no pet owner wants to take their pet to an urgent veterinary clinic, there are instances when it’s necessary. When it comes to getting injured, sick, or suffering an accident, Our pets are like us in the sense that they are vulnerable to these issues regardless of week or day.
What are the emergencies that require attention now?
There are times when you can sit and wait for your vet to arrive before bringing your pet to the vet; however, there are other times when you need to act fast. If you suspect your pet’s illness is severe enough to warrant urgent medical attention from advanced veterinary care, trust your gut and make an appointment as quickly as possible.
If your pet has respiratory issues, you should immediately see an animal veterinarian. Veterinarians can perform diagnostic tests to identify the reason for this symptom. Our hospital provides 24-hour oxygen for patients who can’t oxygenate themselves.
Urinary or Bowel Straining
Feces or urinary tract obstructions can cause incontinence. The vet will determine the root of your pet’s straining and if it is painful. Male cats should not strain to go to the bathroom. Particular male cats develop mucous plugs or crystals in their urethra. Urine will accumulate in the bladder, which can cause discomfort and rupture. Without urination, the body’s kidneys can’t flush the waste out. If not treated promptly, these enzymes will become toxic and cause death.
The signs of GDV in dogs are constipation, discomfort, bloating, and gagging. The disease can be fatal. In GDV, the stomach twists in response to gas and food (volvulus). The stomach’s flow and blood flow are impeded. If not treated immediately, this can lead to shock and death. The sooner your pet gets treatment for GDV, the earlier it is, the better. According to research, large-breed and deep-chested dogs will be at a greater risk of developing GDV. You may contact veterinary surgical specialists if you ever need one.
Your vet should determine the cause of your pet’s seizure. Multiple or cluster seizures can cause hyperthermia. Young dogs can have epilepsy without cause, but the brain is a tumor, and trauma and toxins must also be investigated. Cats rarely experience epilepsy. Veterinarians should examine any cat experiencing seizures immediately.
In the case of eye problems, time is of the essence. Extreme squinting or pawing the eye is a vet emergency, as is an apparent injury. Even though many eye injuries are treatable, the odds of success are better if treatment starts as soon as possible.
Vomiting or Diarrhea
We’ve all experienced that pets experience stomach discomfort periodically, but persistent vomiting or diarrhea can lead to dehydration. Several episodes of vomiting or diarrhea must be investigated for the root of the problem, as a dehydrated pet might require hospitalization to receive supportive care.
Warmer temperatures increase the risk that your pet will overheat when they are outside. Excessive panting, reddened gums or drooling excessively, vomiting or diarrhea, weakness, and lethargy are symptoms of heat stroke. A heat stroke may be fatal if left untreated.
While many vehicular trauma injuries will be apparent emergencies while others aren’t, even if the pet is well after being hit by a vehicle, internal injuries can require time. Having a veterinarian check over your pet after it’s been in an accident is the best way to ensure sure it’s in good shape after being involved in a crash.
Puppies and young adult dogs are particularly susceptible to parvovirus infections that can cause death. Adult dogs that aren’t vaccinated are at risk of contracting the viral disease. Most infected dogs die without treatment due to dehydration triggered by the typical symptoms of parvovirus infections: severe vomiting and bloody diarrhea. Pet vaccinations are very important and should never be taken for granted.
Dental disease in cats and dogs is the most common. Infectious, inflammatory, progressive. The condition of periodontal disease in pets must be diagnosed early to determine the best treatment. The pet’s periodontal problem is an ongoing battle between the bacteria and the body’s immune system. Toxins that bacteria release cause damage both direct and indirect. Your pet’s immune system’s inflammatory response kills bacteria and periodontal tissue.