Emergency situations include:
- Road traffic accident
- Broken bones
- Excessive bleeding
- Eye injuries
- Trouble breathing; gagging; choking
Substances such antifreeze, insecticides, rat poison, household cleansers, pool chemicals, human medication, bones, pennies, other foreign objects or excessive amounts of food or garbage.
Symptoms to Watch For:
- Allergic reactions, including swelling, rashes, or itching
- Bumping into things, becoming disoriented
- Changes in behavior, appetite, or stools
- Coughing, sneezing, or difficulty breathing
- Diabetic animals refusing food
- First time seizure, seizures lasting more than 3 minutes, or multiple seizures
- Inability to urinate; straining to urinate
- Non-productive retching/vomiting
- Pregnant animals that have gone more than 3-4 hours between delivering
- Signs of pain such as whining, shaking, hiding, or dull behavior
- Vomiting blood/passing blood in the stool or urine
- Weakness; inability to walk; sudden collapse
Ark Veterinary Hospital provides 24-hour emergency and critical care 365 days a year. This service is open to all small animal companion pets that are in need of immediate medical attention. Experienced veterinarians are on call all times. We are equipped to handle a wide range of medical and surgical emergencies.
Patient care and client satisfaction are our top priorities. We understand that each pet is accompanied by a concerned owner. That’s why we take the time to comfort both of you.