Like people, animals are subject to health emergencies that require immediate care. An inquisitive pet may eat toxic foods or ingest toxic substances that can make him very sick. A frisky pet could run into the road chasing a squirrel and get hit by a car. When emergencies arise, knowing what to do and where to go for emergency care can help save your pet’s life. At East Side Animal Hospital, we offer routine emergency care services to pet owners in Pleasant Ridge, Golf Manor, Amberley, Norwood, Hyde Park, Madeira, Kenwood, Oakley, and Cincinnati, OH. Here’s what you should know about pet emergencies and emergency vet care.
Common Pet Emergencies
Some pets are more at risk of health emergencies due to their age, temperament, lifestyle, or habits. Active, outdoor pets are prone to injuries from auto accidents, animal fights or romps in the woods. Indoor pets may get into toxic substances or consume people food that’s toxic to animals, resulting in serious digestive or respiratory issues that require immediate care.
Some common pet emergencies include:
- Toxic ingestion
- Serious burns
- Trauma such as received when hit by a car
- Severe bleeding from an open wound
- Eye injury
- Broken bones
- Complications during pregnancy or delivery
In the event of an emergency, contact our veterinarian immediately to provide advanced notice that you are bringing your pet in for emergency care. This gives us time to prepare to receive your pet and provide the care he needs without delay.
Signs that Your Pet May Require Emergency Care
There are signs to look out for to indicate that your pet may be in distress and require emergency care. These signs include:
- Extreme lethargy or apathetic behavior for no apparent reason
- Sudden loss of appetite
- Extreme vomiting or diarrhea
- Unexplained limping or loss of balance
- Inability to urinate or defecate
- Excessive bleeding
- Loss of consciousness
- Sudden changes in personality or behavior
When in doubt, it’s better to contact our vet for a checkup to ensure there’s nothing wrong with your pet. Abnormal behavior shouldn’t be ignored, as it could be warning signs of a serious health issue. At East Side Animal Hospital, we provide routine emergency care during normal office hours and are more than happy to tend to your pet. We can also recommend pet emergency clinics in our local area for after-hours pet emergency care.
Trust Our Cincinnati, OH Veterinarian for Your Pet’s Emergency Vet Care
When emergencies arise, don’t hesitate to contact East Side Animal Hospital at 513-472-5038 for prompt and effective emergency vet care. For your convenience, we serve pet owners in Pleasant Ridge, Golf Manor, Amberley, Norwood, Hyde Park, Madeira, Kenwood, Oakley, and Cincinnati, OH.