Hammond Veterinary Hospital offers timely emergency vet care!
Your animal, large or small, may need medical attention from an emergency vet. What can you do to get your domestic pet or animal the help it needs should it experience a sudden medical problem? Explore the emergency care available at Hammond Veterinary Hospital & what to do in an emergency situation with your pet.
What Are the Signs of a Pet Emergency?
You may notice significant behavioral changes or an obvious injury like an open wound. Unfortunately, your animal’s health can be at risk when such symptoms go ignored. Other red flags that should be addressed include:
- Bleeding or broken bones from a sudden illness or injury
- A weak or rapid pulse
- Pale gums
- New aggressive behavior
- A loss of consciousness
- Excessive vomiting
- Severe diarrhea and dehydration
These are a few health issues attended to at our full-service animal hospital. Our experienced veterinarian and staff will perform an exam and tests as part of a thorough assessment. Our team will use the technology at our state-of-the-art facility to pinpoint the underlying reason for your animal’s symptoms and present your options, ranging from medication to emergency surgery. Depending on the situation, an animal may be able to return home quickly or require a longer stay. Our staff will monitor them during their stay and provide additional treatment if required. Understand more about our services and facility at Hammond Animal Hospital before your first visit.
How to Stabilize Your Pet
Before transporting your pet to our hospital, you may need to perform basic first aid, including removing obstructions in the case of choking, applying pressure and elevating an affected area to reduce bleeding, or giving CPR to an unresponsive animal.
Some simple procedures can be done to alleviate discomfort and improve your animal’s chances of making a complete recovery. Our staff can review some first aid procedures to enable you to help your animal should your pet require emergency care.
Quality Care from Your Emergency Vet
Large and small animals can require attention from an emergency vet at any time. Our emergency vet and staff provide complete care at our full-service animal hospital, Hammond Veterinary Hospital. In case of emergency, contact our office at 580-658-7300.