If your pet starts suddenly choking or is showing signs of toxic positioning, it’s important to be prepared and know what to do in case of an emergency. At Hollywood Cat and Dog Hospital in Hollywood, CA, we urge pet owners to have a plan of action and a trusted veterinarian they can call for help. Our veterinarian and team are here to provide emergency per care services during the day and night. To learn more about our emergency services, we invite you to keep reading!
When to Seek Emergency Pet Care Services
It's vital to be aware of any signs of an emergency. Some issues that may indicate a trip to the vet is necessary include changes in appetite, changes in bowel movements such as diarrhea that continues for days or is tinged with blood or mucus, lethargy, drooling, and even changes in energy and personality. If your cat or dog suddenly has no energy, is unable to get out of bed, or is exhibiting signs of drooling, these could indicate signs of toxic poisoning.
You should also be aware of signs physical trauma. If your pet was missing for several days or suddenly has blood, broken teeth, bite marks due to a fight with another animal or accident, these emergencies need to be taken seriously. Visiting our vet can make your pet feel comfortable and save their life.
What to Expect During Your Visit
When you arrive at our animal hospital, our staff will treat you and your pet with the utmost care and ask questions about how your pet is doing. It's important to write down any relevant information and bring any items you think might be contributing to your pet's illness with you. For instance, if your pet swallowed a battery, bring in a pack of those batteries for our veterinarian to examine.
If your pet is sick and was exposed to a certain toxic substance, try to take pictures or bring any indications to help our veterinarian make an accurate diagnosis. Our team will diagnose your pet using the advanced technology and tools to provide them with treatment. As soon as you notice any symptoms, we recommend bringing your pet to our clinic for care.
Contact us for Treatment Today
Your pet deserves to have the best care possible in case of an emergency. If your cat or dog needs emergency care, contact Hollywood Cat and Dog Hospital at (323) 469-3000 for prompt treatment. We look forward to keeping your pet happy and healthy!