Do you know where to turn in the event of a pet emergency?
As a loving pet parent, you never want to see your furry family member in distress. Unfortunately, unexpected illnesses and sudden accidents happen. At Harris Animal Hospital, we want you to know that you’ve got a dedicated team of experienced professionals in your corner.
Our facility is equipped to provide life-saving critical care at a moment’s notice. With staff members who are skilled in emergency medicine, we can quickly diagnose the problem and deliver timely and effective care. Most importantly, we’ll handle your loved one’s case with the utmost compassion, doing everything in our power to achieve a positive outcome.
Some of the signs that your pet may need urgent medical attention include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Ingestion of a toxic substance or foreign object
- Broken bones
- Cuts, lacerations or puncture wounds
- Vomiting or diarrhea lasting longer than 24 hours
- Trauma, such as from a fall or being hit by a car
- Swollen or tender abdomen
- Difficulty urinating
- Foaming at the mouth
- Loss of consciousness
If you spot any of these signs, seek help right away. Whenever possible, we strongly recommend calling Harris Animal Hospital before driving to the clinic. This allows us to evaluate the situation, provide first aid instructions and prepare the hospital and our team for your pet’s arrival. Of course, should the nature of the emergency be too urgent for a phone call, don’t hesitate to come directly in for immediate attention.
We sincerely hope you never face the need for emergency veterinary care. If you do, however, we want you to know who to call. The team at Harris Animal Hospital will be here to provide the highest level of care available.