Pet Urgent Care

Emergency and Urgent Care from Our Oakland Park Veterinarian

Most pets seem surprisingly healthy and durable in their day-to-day adventures. But things can and do go wrong, and some of those things may require immediate attention. If you find your dog or cat in the throes of an urgent or emergency situation, you need to know your Oakland Park veterinarian is ready to administer prompt, effective care. Here at Oakland Park Animal Hospital, we're proud to provide these important services.

Cat getting check at his vet after an accident.

Common Dog and Cat Emergencies

A veterinary emergency is generally defined as a condition that may cause death, serious complications such as infection, or permanent damage to your pet unless it is treated right away. Common dog and cat emergencies include:

  • Neurological crises such as loss of consciousness, staggering, disorientation, or multiple/prolonged seizures
  • Unstoppable blood loss
  • Fractures or open wounds
  • Poison ingestion and/or severe vomiting/diarrhea
  • Difficult or prolonged labor (dystocia)
  • Abdominal swelling and gagging, which may indicate bloat (gastric dilatation volvulus)
  • Difficult or painful elimination
  • Heat stroke or hypothermia

Sometimes your pet needs care right away even if the situation isn't technically an emergency. If your pet is non-critically injured, sick, hurting, or otherwise feeling miserable, you want him to receive a veterinary exam, diagnosis, and treatment as soon as realistically possible.

Oakland Park Animal Hospital to the Rescue

Oakland Park Animal Hospital can serve as your primary source of emergency and urgent pet care. While it's best to rush your pet directly to our clinic during an emergency, it's also wise to call us for advice and let us know you're on the way. Our team's skill, experience, and state-of-the-art diagnostics enable us to spring into action as quickly and accurately as possible. We can perform emergency surgery, mend fractures, correct bloat, neutralize poisons, staunch bleeding, stabilize vital signs, perform C-sections and much more. If our office is closed, we'll refer you to a trusted after-hours emergency facility.

Our clinic is also happy to provide non-emergency urgent care. We understand that you don't have time to schedule an appointment under such circumstances, so we will be happy to fit your pet into our schedule around other patients' appointments. Again, it's always a good idea to call ahead so we can counsel you on any immediate first aid and prepare for your visit.

Need an Urgent/Emergency Veterinary Exam?

When you have Oakland Park Animal Hospital in your contact list, you'll never have to scramble to find high-quality emergency and urgent care for your furry friend. Call our clinic at (954) 731-4228 whenever trouble strikes, and keep our address handy. When your pet is in trouble, we're ready to help!

New patients receive $25 OFF First Exam.

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  • "Dr. Ratnoff has always gone above and beyond for the care of our family's pets for several years."
    John / Oakland Park, FL

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