We know you love your furry friend and want to keep them as healthy as possible. While injuries are obvious signs that your pet needs treatment, many conditions are more difficult to identify. Recognizing the signs that your pet may need emergency services can help when they need it most. At Hooves Paws Pet Hospital, our team takes care of pets throughout the Aubrey, TX area when they need it most.
Signs That Your Pet May Need Emergency Care
If your pet is acting abnormally, it may be time to bring them in to emergency services. Signs include:
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Difficulty standing
- Fainting or loss of consciousness
- Eye injury
- Abnormal breathing
- Painful urination or difficulty defecating
If you see signs that your pet might be in trouble, understand that they may act aggressively, so take precautions to keep you and your pet safe.
Keep a Pet First Aid Kit Handy
Having a pet first aid kit and understanding some basic first aid can make a huge the difference in an emergency situation for your animal. Red Cross offers a short online animal first aid course, where you can learn the basics. This can help you know what to do in an emergency to keep your pet safe, until they can be seen by a professional veterinarian. Regardless of the amount of training you have, it’s important to stay calm and level-headed for your pet’s sake in a crisis situation.
Understand What’s Normal
By understanding normal behavior patterns in your pet, you’ll be more aware of subtle signs that something life-threatening may be going on. Paying attention to these signs can help you get them the medical care they need. Sometimes, pets experience situations, like heat stroke, that may not be obvious but are dangerous. Catching the problem early on can prevent your pet from developing more issues later in life.
Our Team Can Help
If your pet experiences a medical emergency in the Aubrey, TX area, our team is ready to help. It’s important to seek veterinary care for whatever your pet may be experiencing as soon as possible. No matter what the situation is, our team of professionals is here to help your loved one any way we can. We provide the calming, compassionate care your pet needs. We hope that your pet never experiencing trauma, but if they do, we’re here for you and them. Contact us at (940) 365-9430 to see how we can help.