Emergency Pet Care FAQs

Emergency Pet Care

If your pet is experiencing an emergency, it's important to know where to take him for care. Amigo Animal Hospital is a trusted provider of emergency pet care services in Westminster, CA. Below are some frequently asked questions about emergency pet care, answered by our veterinarian.

When Is Emergency Pet Care Needed?

No one likes to think about their pet being in pain or suffering, but accidents and illnesses happen. Knowing when to seek emergency care for your furry friend can mean the difference between life and death. If your pet is showing any of the following signs, it’s time to head to the nearest animal hospital:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Inability to urinate
  • Signs of severe pain, such as crying out or whimpering
  • Uncontrollable bleeding
  • Swelling in the abdomen or neck area

Why Is Anesthesia Used In Emergency Pet Care?

Anesthesia is used in emergency pet care for a variety of reasons. First, it can help control pain. When animals are in pain, they may be more likely to struggle or move, which can make their condition worse. Anesthesia can also help keep animals calm and still, making it easier for veterinarians to examine and treat them. It can also be used so animals can be safely transported to a veterinary hospital for further care.

Can A Vet Provide Advice After An Emergency Visit?

It's natural to be worried about your pet after an emergency visit, but rest assured that your vet will be able to provide you with guidance on what to do next. Our veterinary practice will provide all the answers you need, whether it's the proper care of a laceration or how to take care of a pet with a broken bone. Either way, it's our mission to help your pet regain his independence as quickly as possible.

Call Amigo Animal Hospital in Westminster, CA

You can never predict when you will need an emergency visit for your pet, but our team of professionals will be here to help if you need it. If you have other questions about emergency pet care, don't hesitate to give us a call. Call our team today at (714) 894-5558 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form for non-emergencies.

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13951 Milan St. Westminster, CA 92683

Phone: (714) 894-5558

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