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Posted on 10-19-2012

Providing Care for When You Need an Emergency Veterinarian

treatment for common pet emergencies in Austin.jpgHere at Emergency Animal Hospital of Northwest Austin, we serve pets and their owners after normal daytime hours. Our patients come to us when they need our after-hours veterinarian to help you with those situations where your pet's life could be in danger. We know it is sometimes hard to recognize a critical situation. Keep reading to learn some of our common pet emergencies. In these situations, you should always bring your pet in for immediate care.

Urgent Care at Our Emergency Animal Hospital 

Our emergency animal hospital in Austin encourages pet owners to phone in any time that there is a questionable situation with their pet's health. However, in some situations you will need to come in right away. If your pet is bleeding profusely from any part of his body and the blood flow cannot be halted after a few minutes, there is usually a serious injury and the animal should be seen immediately to prevent further blood loss.

If your pet loses consciousness, this could be for a variety of reasons, but this is an emergency. A seizure, a stroke, or many other medical causes could be the reason for this and our after-hours veterinarian needs to see the pet right away to evaluate him and determine the issue. Even if your pet regains consciousness, an assessment is still vital to your pet’s health.

If your pet is vomiting it may be an emergency issue. Sometimes your pet will vomit due to eating something that he should not have, but it is non-toxic. However, if your pet is vomiting profusely and continuously, or if you know your pet has eaten something dangerous, he or will need to be seen right away.

If you are unsure, it is always best to err on the side of caution, please call us -- we're here for you! What emergencies have your pets faced?

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