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Emergency Medicine

If your pet is exhibiting strange behavior or if they seem to be acting irregularly, it may be possible that they are experiencing a medical emergency. The best way to determine that your pet is happy and healthy is having diagnostic testing done to determine if there are any underlying issues. Diagnosing a medical emergency quickly can make a huge difference in the success of treatment. Because your pet can’t communicate to you when something is wrong, it is important that you keep a watchful eye and notice any change in personality or habits. If you notice any significant differences, bring them into the office for an examination.

If your pet is exhibiting clear signs of distress or harm, bring them to the nearest veterinarian. Some clear signs of a medical emergency are:

  • Bleeding
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Shaking
  • Lethargy
  • Broken Bone

If your pet has been involved in an accident, there are some steps you can take to provide immediate care for your pet. The most important thing is to remain calm. You will need to have a clear head so that you can provide quality care for your pet. Try and remain calm so ass to not alarm your pet any further. They will pick up on your emotion and if you are stressed, they may become scared or even aggressive. If your pet is unable to move, find a surface that you could use as a makeshift stretcher.

Be sure to provide adequate support for their neck to avoid any spinal injuries. If your cat has been injured, you can put a sheet over them before you pick them up so that they are unable to scratch you. Be gentle when handling your pet and be sure not to restrict their breathing. Bring them to the nearest animal hospital right away so that they can get immediate attention. It is also a good idea to schedule a visit with your regular veterinarian for a follow-up checkup just to make sure your pet has gotten adequate care.

If your pet has experienced a medical emergency, or if you think they may require diagnostic testing, call our office today. You can reach your emergency veterinarian here at Meyerland Animal Clinic by calling 713-723-8612. If you think your pet is in distress, don’t hesitate to call. It is always better to prevent an emergency than to treat one after it occurs, so be sure to stay up-to-date with your pet’s annual check-ups and regular visits.