It is essential to your pet's health that it has an annual check-up. During this visit, the veterinarian will make sure that your pet is healthy and administer any necessary vaccinations. There are times when your pet may need to see the vet between visits. If your pet is sick or injured, it may need urgent care. If your pet is experiencing any of the following issues, seek emergency treatment at Stanton Pet Hospital.
Vomiting or Diarrhea
It is not uncommon for animals to vomit or have diarrhea occasionally. If your pet is vomiting or has diarrhea for 48 hours, you should bring it in for urgent care. Our veterinarian will need to know the cause of the problem. Frequent vomiting or diarrhea can cause your pet to become dangerously dehydrated, requiring IV fluids.
If your pet has gone through a trauma, such as being hit by a car, stepped on by a human, or if it has a fall, you should bring it in for urgent care immediately. These types of traumas can result in broken bones or internal injuries. Even if your pet seems alright, it is best to have it checked by a veterinarian. Some animals do not show that they are in pain right away so it is better to be safe than sorry.
It is very easy for your pet to become overheated during the summer because it does not have sweat glands. If your pet was outdoors or in a hot car for a while, it could have heatstroke. The symptoms include:
- Excessive panting
- Very red or very dark gums
- Uncoordinated movements
If your pet displays any of these symptoms, bring it to urgent care immediately. Without adequate treatment, heatstroke can be fatal.
Ingesting Something Toxic
Many things are alright for human consumption but toxic to your pet, such as chocolate, grapes, onions, prescription medication, and vitamins. Several plants are toxic to pets, as are pest control chemicals. If your pet has ingested anything toxic, or if you suspect it has, you should bring your pet to be seen by a veterinarian right away. If it has ingested something toxic, it could be life-threatening.
Trouble Going To The Bathroom
If your pet is having trouble urinating or moving its bowels, you should schedule an appointment with our vet immediately. These symptoms could indicate an issue such as a blockage, which can be life-threatening if it is not treated quickly.
Contact Our Veterinarian in Stanton, CA
If your pet is sick or injured, schedule an appointment at Stanton Pet Hospital in Stanton, CA. Our veterinarian will perform a thorough diagnosis and provide your pet the urgent care it needs. Call us today at (714) 828-5891 to learn more about our veterinary services.