Emergency Pet Care FAQs

By December 20, 2021 March 2nd, 2022 Uncategorized

When your pet is suffering from an emergency, there is no time to wait. You need to get to the animal hospital immediately. Our veterinarians at Sutton Road Animal Hospital in Streamwood provide emergency veterinary services. We have gathered some of the common questions people ask about emergency pet care.

What Is a Pet Emergency?

A pet emergency occurs when a pet is in immediate danger and requires veterinary care right away. Pet emergencies may include seizures, neurological issues, digestive blockages, ingestion of a toxic substance, heatstroke, or a traumatic injury.

What Are Some Signs My Pet Needs Emergency Care?

The signs are often not so clear that your pet needs immediate help. The signs that your pet needs emergency care include:

  • Fainting or unconsciousness
  • Difficulty standing or sitting up
  • Strained urination or defecation
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Bleeding
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Shaking
  • Avoidance

If you notice these signs, you should call our emergency vets right away.

Should I Try to Fix the Problem Myself?

If you are on your way to the emergency vet or you discover the vet’s office is closed, you can administer some basic first-aid. For example, you might try to cool down an animal that is experiencing heatstroke, or you could remove a blockage from an animal’s throat. You can slow down bleeding by applying pressure or you can provide water for a dehydrated animal you find outside. Regardless, your first step should always be to seek medical care.

What Does an Emergency Vet Do?

Emergency veterinarians can do a lot for your pet. We can remove blockages from your pet’s digestive system, administer seizure drugs, neutralize poison, and stop bleeding. Surgery can save your pet’s life.

Contact Our Emergency Veterinarians in Streamwood, IL

Our veterinarians at Sutton Road Animal Hospital will provide guidance when your pet is in distress. Call our office immediately at the first sign of distress in your furry friend. Call our team today at (847) 742-8298 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form for non-emergencies.

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