No matter how careful you are in protecting your pet, accidents can happen that require emergency vet care. Your pet may grab that last piece of chocolate cake when you’re not looking or run off chasing a squirrel and get hit by a car. When emergencies happen, you need to respond quickly to get help for your sick or injured pet. Pet owners in Bloomington can turn to Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital for emergency pet care.
Signs Your Pet May Need Emergency Care
In some situations, it’s obvious your pet needs immediate care. Auto accident injuries or bleeding wounds from an animal fight, for example, need to be tended right away. There may be times, however, when your pet’s behavior is unusual but you’re not sure if he’s seriously hurt or ill. The following are some signs to look out for to indicate your pet needs emergency vet care:
• Bloated abdomen that’s painful to the touch
• Your pet is choking or having trouble breathing
• Your pet’s stumbling or staggering when walking
• Uncontrolled vomiting or diarrhea
• Inability to urinate or defecate
• Sudden visual problems
These are times when you should contact your Bloomington vet. We’ll thoroughly examine your pet to uncover the cause of your pet’s symptoms and provide the treatment he needs to recover. Our clinic offers urgent and emergency pet care services during our normal working hours, and we partner with 24/7 emergency vets for after-hours care to ensure you get the help you need.
Common Pet Emergencies
As a pet owner, you may never face an emergency situation with your pet. However, it’s important to recognize serious situations when they arise so you can respond quickly to help your furry friend. Pet emergencies often occur unexpectedly, without warning, and no pet is immune to their danger. Here are some of the most common pet emergencies that veterinarians treat:
• Severe injuries from auto accidents or falls
• Toxic ingestion
• Ingestion of a foreign object that causes intestinal blockage
• Pet pregnancies gone awry/difficult deliveries
• Severe lacerations or bite wounds from animal fights
• Blockage of the urinary tract
• Serious eye injuries
You can’t always prevent a pet emergency, but you can be prepared by placing your vet’s phone number within easy reach, just in case. This can save you valuable time in getting the help you need. We recommend you call and explain your situation before bringing your pet so we can prepare our team for your arrival.
See Our Bloomington Vet for Emergency Pet Care
From routine services to medical treatment to emergency pet care, you can count on our veterinarian in Bloomington to be there for your furry friend. Contact Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital at 309-663-1414 for all your veterinary care needs.