There are few things scarier in life than when a pet becomes ill or suffers some type of trauma that requires immediate care at an animal hospital. You may want to take your pet to its normal veterinarian, but depending on the time of day and availability, this may not be possible. If your cat or dog requires emergency medical treatment, contact our veterinarian at Oakland Park Animal Hospital in Oakland Park, FL.
What Does Emergency Pet Care Involve?
Just as humans may need emergency care, there are emergency veterinarians that are available for pets that need immediate care. Generally speaking, this means taking your pet to an animal hospital for emergency care when it is showing signs of distress. Going to an animal hospital for pet care isn't like going to a regular veterinarian. Your pet may not have a prior relationship with the veterinarian and this may not be where you go for regular check-ups.
The veterinarian will perform a thorough examination and may run a series of tests as needed. Any immediate concerns will be addressed as quickly as possible to provide pain relief for the animal and support the recovery process. Your pet’s health and comfort are our top priorities.
Why a Pet May Need an Emergency Animal Hospital
There are many reasons why you may need to take your pet to an animal hospital. Limping, for instance, is a sign of an injury that can become worse. Furthermore, any cuts, wounds, or other trauma that may require surgery should be treated with emergency care. A sudden illness is another common reason why pet owners bring their companion in for urgent care. When you are deciding about taking your pet to urgent care, it is important to consider the possibility of the issue becoming worse without receiving immediate pet care. Dr. Ratnoff at Oakland Park Animal Hospital is here for you and your pet when you need us most.
Contact Our Animal Hospital in Oakland Park, FL
If you would like more information or have a pet that may require urgent care, call Oakland Park Animal Hospital today at (954) 731-4228 to speak with a member of our staff. We will answer any questions that you may have and advise you on the best course of action.