Frequently Asked Questions about Emergency Pet Care

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Emergency Pet Care FAQ’s Answered by our Veterinarian in Bloomington

Even the most conscientious pet owner may be faced with a pet emergency at some time in their pet’s life. Sudden accidents or illnesses that need immediate veterinary attention can occur. When your vet offers a full range of veterinary services, rest assured that care will be available when you need it. At Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital, your Bloomington, IL veterinarian can provide emergency care when your pet needs help quickly.

What Is Pet Emergency Care?

When an animal is involved in an accident, such as being hit by a car or being cut by branches, or gets into a fight with another animal, he or she may have serious wounds, broken bones or other damage that needs immediate care. Similarly, if your pet is suddenly taken ill, you need a veterinarian immediately to provide life-saving treatment. The vets at Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital are available to provide emergency care immediately. If the problem occurs outside of office hours, we can refer you to an emergency veterinary clinic in the area.

What Constitutes an Emergency for Pets?

If your pet has severe bleeding, open wounds, has rapid breathing, weak pulse, paralysis, unconsciousness or seizures, you should seek veterinary care immediately. Pale gums, difficulty standing or changes in body temperature are other signs of a pet emergency.

What Happens After Emergency Care?

After emergency treatment, your pet may require monitoring of the animal’s condition or additional procedures. We will ensure that your pet receives the careful attention needed to recover from an emergency situation. When your pet is stabilized, you will be allowed to take him or her home, with instructions for their care. If necessary, we can also refer you to a veterinary specialist that can provide additional help for your pet’s condition.

Make Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital Your Veterinarian for Emergency Care

Dr. Tatro, Dr. Anderson and the staff at Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital understand how important your pet is, and we provide a range of services to ensure superior care for our patients at every stage of life.

Call Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital today at 309-663-1414 for an appointment to learn more about pet emergency care that can help during a critical situation.


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