We all adore our little friends and want to do our best to treat them properly. But sometimes unpredictable things can appear. This article will explain what actually pet hospitals do in general and why they are so needed. Our pets are very restless, they have energy to run around you and at the same time find something two blocks away from you when you are on a walk; when you are not at home they always try to amuse themselves and might get into troubles. Here are the most common situations when emergency pet hospital is the only way to help your friends.
Trauma. Sometimes you might not even notice that something has happened as no visual proofs like scratches or bleeding are seen, but different kinds of trauma like falling from heights or getting hit by a car can result in internal injuries. If you are suspicious of your pet having something like that, take it to an emergency pet hospital where professionals will help you right away.
Wounds from bites. Sometimes animals may fall out and then fight getting bite wounds from other domestic or sometimes even wild animals. Usually such wounds are more serious than we take them and they are well noticed. These wounds are serious because of infection and sepsis which can be easily treated by a veterinarian.
Breathing problems. If you watch your pets having increased respiratory rate, hard breathing effort, hear them wheezing or notice them having pale or bluish gums, know that these are symptoms of respiratory distress which can result in a delay of delivering oxygen to vital organs, like heart or brain.
Toxin exposure. Toxins can get into the body in various ways: by ingesting, through the skin absorption, or even by inhaling. Usually ingested toxins get into the pets through rat/snake/spider baits and poisons, chocolate, human and pet anti-inflammatory medications, human’s drugs, fruits, vegetables, and other plants. If you have even slight suspicion, call emergency pet hospital to get the appropriate consultation.
Unproductive retching. Retching is what people call vomiting, but this also includes attempts of unproductive vomiting. Sometimes you may see bloated abdomen/stomach.These symptoms can be signs of gastric problems up to twisted stomach (which is a lethal diagnosis without treatment). Should you notice this, come immediately to the emergency pet hospital to get proper treatment.
Vomiting. This is usually caused by foreign body obstructions. Frequent vomiting can lead to dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities which can be corrected by a veterinarian even before the real cause is discovered.
Other most common problems: delivering problems, straining to urinate (unproductively), bleeding.
One of the most important steps for you is to have a short list of some pet emergencies close to your house, because you never know when it can help you and your pet. If you feel suspicious about your pet’s health, look for veterinary assistance immediately. And always remember that you know your pet better than the doctor, and if you feel any concern, this is an emergency situation.
Marilyn Bass, a careful and thoughtful owner of two dogs describes you the importance of an emergency pet hospital for your little friends.