Trauma to a pet is a stressful situation for any pet owner. We see first hand how devastated pet owners in Diamond Bar, CA look once they walk into East Valley Emergency Pet Clinic.
It is even scarier for the animal because they are most probably in utter confusion. Additionally they're also probably in a lot of pain. Such a reaction can easily send an animal into shock which if not handled, can be life-threatening.
Emergencies in the animal hospital are not always black and white, though. Some situations may look simple when, in reality, your pet needs emergency care.
So here are some examples of instances where emergency pet care is required:
- Extensive body injuries
- Any painful or swollen body part
- Heatstroke or heat exhaustion
- Frostbite or long term exposure to extremely low temperatures
- Vomiting or diarrhea that lasts over 24 hours
- Breathing difficulties or wheezing
- For female dogs, prolonged labor
- Rectal prolapse
- Fainting or Coma
- Suspected cases of poisoning from food or insect and animal bites
What to Do Before Getting to the Hospital
Always confirm with the veterinarian on what scenarios require urgent medical attention. During your call to the vet, you will be advised on how to administer first aid before getting to the hospital. Always be careful when administering first aid on an injured leg as they may bite you even if they know you. Calling also allows for the animal hospital in Diamond Bar, CA, to prepare for your arrival. If your dog is hostile, prepare a muzzle using a piece of cloth or pick up your ready-made one.
Additionally, you should be ready to be by your pet's side, especially throughout, especially if they're muzzled.
What to Expect at the Pet Hospital
Once your pet gets to the hospital, our team will first evaluate the situation to see what requires immediate attention. The veterinarian first does a quick assessment and then determines the priority of care.
Cases that require immediate attention include obstructions, burns, loss of consciousness, shock, bleeding and heat stroke. In such cases, for example, if there is an injury, then it will be dealt with after the animal is out of harm's way. This is also when the veterinarian will ask for information on the incident that led to the emergency. Your pet's medical history will then be noted down.
Get Emergency Care for Your Pet
At East Valley Emergency Pet Clinic is a haven for pet owners in Diamond Bar, CA and surrounding areas. All our doctors are fully trained to cater to even the most complex emergencies. Contact us when your regular veterinarian is closed.