Conditions Treated by Pet Emergency Center
It can sometimes prove difficult to tell when a pet health emergency is happening. For example, if your pet is experiencing breathing difficulties or has a visible sign of trauma, you know that there's a severe issue that requires emergency vet services. However, many life-threatening illnesses or injuries only present symptoms at an advanced stage. At Pet Emergency Center, Missoula, we have a team of experienced emergency veterinary experts who can diagnose a wide range of health conditions in pets.
Conditions that Require Emergency Animal Care
Your pet may need emergency care due to severe trauma resulting from household poisoning, choking, or trauma. Here are a few common situations that necessitate emergency animal care:
- Eating something poisonous: Pets are curious creatures. They often eat things they're not supposed to. If you notice that your pet is eating something poisonous/ toxic like dark chocolate, you should remove it from their mouth. Never try to make your pet vomit because you risk being bitten. It is also vital that you immediately bring your pet to our clinic and bring the packaging of what they have ingested.
- Injuries from a dog attack or car accident: When your dog has been attacked by another dog or hit by a car, a visit to the Pet Emergency Center is necessary. If your pet suffers blood loss following such incidences, apply pressure on the wound and visit our hospital immediately. If scrapes, cuts, and bites aren’t treated in a timely manner, they can become infected quickly. It is still necessary to visit our clinic even if your pet doesn't have a visible sign of blood because it can have severe internal crushing injuries that may not be immediately apparent.
- Respiratory concerns: If your pet has swelling in the throat, labored breathing, or coughing, it's a sign that there may be a respiratory issue. This could result from sensitivity to vaccines or medicine, insect bites, heart disease, or a bacterial lung infection. On the first sign of respiratory distress, bring your pet for emergency care immediately.
- Severe gastrointestinal symptoms: If your pet is vomiting or has diarrhea it could be a sign of something more serious therefore an examination is recommended to rule out pancreatitis, gastrointestinal foreign body obstruction, parvo virus, or other serious diseases.
- Lethargy or anorexia: If your pet is lethargic or not eating well this could be a sign of more serious metabolic disease. We can perform a physical exam and then blood tests or other tests to get to the root of the problem.
- Abnormal urination: Urinating more frequently, straining to urinate, blood in the urine or not urinating are all signs of a potential severe bladder or kidney disease that should be addressed right away.
Trust Our Veterinarian with Your Pet’s Emergency Care
If you reside in Missoula and your furry friend experiences any of the conditions mentioned, seek emergency vet services from us at Pet Emergency Center. The services offered by our professional veterinarians guarantee your pet's recovery in the shortest time possible.
Pet Emergency Center is located on the corner of North Ave. and Reserve St. in Missoula. Two blocks north or Rosauers grocery store and directly across from CS Porter Middle School.
Call now: 406-829-9300