Do you know who to call in the event of a pet emergency?
As a loving pet parent, you never want to see your animal family member in any kind of distress. Unfortunately, unexpected illnesses and sudden accidents happen – and usually when we least expect them. At Waterloo West Animal Hospital, we want you to know that you’ve got a dedicated team of experienced professionals in your corner.
Our hospital and team are equipped to provide life-saving critical care at a moment’s notice. With staff members who are skilled in emergency medicine, we can quickly diagnose the problem and deliver the most timely and effective care possible. Most importantly, we’ll handle your companion’s case with the utmost compassion, doing everything within our power to achieve a positive outcome.
Some of the signs that your pet may require urgent medical attention include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Ingestion of a toxic substance or foreign object
- Broken bones
- Cuts, lacerations or puncture wounds
- Vomiting or diarrhea lasting longer than 24 hours
- Trauma, such as from a fall or being hit by a car
- Swollen or tender abdomen
- Difficulty urinating
- Foaming at the mouth
- Loss of consciousness
If you notice any of these signs, seek professional help right away. At Waterloo West Animal Hospital, we always recommend calling ahead when an emergency occurs. This allows us to evaluate the situation, provide first aid instructions over the phone and prepare for your pet’s arrival. Of course, should the nature of the emergency be too urgent for a phone call, please do not hesitate to bring your pet in for immediate attention.
We sincerely hope you never experience the need for emergency veterinary care. If you do, however, we want you to know who to call. The team at Waterloo West Animal Hospital will be here to provide the highest level of care available.