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