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Emergency Services for Animals In Sarasota and Parrish

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Pets can have emergencies, just like people. Knowing what to do in an emergency and how to help your pet during an emergency situation can help you protect your pet. Taking prompt action and contacting a capable emergency veterinarian can mean the difference between life and death. 

Common Pet Emergencies

There are many pet emergencies, including:

  • Broken bones.
  • Bleeding.
  • Ingestion of a toxic substance.
  • Hit by a car. 
  • Uncontrollable vomiting or diarrhea.
  • Loss of consciousness.
  • Difficulty breathing.

Some of the most common reasons for pet emergencies are fights with other animals and being hit by a car. Pets that get in fights or who are hit by a motorized vehicle can experience problems like concussion, excessive bleeding, broken bones and serious internal injuries. Often, symptoms of these injuries are obvious, but sometimes pet emergencies are subtle. Pet owners who suspect that their pets are having a medical emergency should not hesitate to contact an emergency veterinarian in Sarasota and Parrish. 

Common of Emergency Services

At Dr. Nina's Animal Hospital, we provide a range of emergency services to pets, including:

  • Blood analysis. A blood analysis can help us determine what is wrong with your dog or cat if he or she is experiencing an unknown illness or has ingested a toxic substance. 
  • Digital X-rays. Digital X-rays can help us determine what kind of internal injuries your pet might be experiencing after a fight or accident involving a car. 
  • Surgery. Sometimes pets need to be brought into surgery to repair internal injuries.
  • Broken bone setting. We set broken bones for animals to help them heal quickly and properly. Your pet's veterinarian will also help relieve your pet's pain during the healing process. 
  • Medicines and antidotes. Medicines or an antidote may be necessary to help your pet recover from a medical emergency or illness. We keep a range of pet medicines on hand to ensure that your pet's needs are covered. 

What To Do in an Emergency Situation in Sarasota or Parrish

Emergency situations with pets can vary quite a bit. Some medical emergencies involve difficulty breathing, other emergencies may find your pet unconscious or in serious pain. Pets who are injured may become frightened and aggressive, so it's important to gauge your pet's mood carefully and avoid direct contact if your pet is exhibiting threatening behaviors. 

Schedule an Appointment with Your Sarasota and Parrish Veterinarian

Contact your pet's veterinarian as soon as the emergency occurs. Do not leave a voice mail. Call your pet's veterinarian and speak to a live professional to ensure that your pet gets the care he or she needs. Once your pet's veterinarian is on the phone, describe your pet's behavior and the events leading up to your pet's emergency. Your pet's Sarasota and Parrish veterinarian can tell you how to help your pet and keep him or her comfortable. At Dr. Nina's Animal Hospital, we provide emergency services to pets. Contact us today at (941) 366-1222.