Bringing a pet into your home and family changes the way that you perceive your surroundings. Although a pet pup or cat can provide unconditional love and helps you enjoy your home, emergencies can happen at the most unexpected times. Visiting our emergency pet hospital allows you to handle emergencies and maintain a pet’s health at any time of day or night.
Basics for Pet Health
Veterinarians help you maintain the health of your pets by providing appropriate medical services and preventative care. Depending on the type of pet that you bring into your home, the appropriate care and management of your pet’s health depends on several factors.
Basic factors that promote good health in your pet:
- Regular visits to a veterinarian for appropriate preventative care
- On-time shots and booster shots
- Diet management, including feeding a pet appropriate foods recommended by veterinarians
- Regular exercise
- Good hygiene
In general, you want to keep your pet healthy by providing an environment that encourages exercise, playing, and healthy dietary habits. Follow any veterinary recommendations when it relates to your pet’s basic healthcare needs. Feel free to discuss any concerns about pet health with our professionals, as well, so that you prevent lifestyle problems or health concerns.
Handling Pet Emergencies
Emergencies can happen at any time and you want to make sure that you handle unexpected problems as early as possible. Problems that can arise include:
- Poisoning from pets getting into cleaning supplies, eating something unhealthy, or eating foods that cause sicknesses
- Injuries from an accident
- Fights among different pets that lead to injuries
- Allergic reactions, such as a reaction to plants or a bug bite
- Loss of appetite or vomiting
- Odd behaviors
- Sudden and unexplained changes to a pet’s weight
Visit our emergency animal hospital for problems that occur at unexpected times and that raise concerns about your pet’s health. Our emergency hospital is available when your regular veterinarian’s office may be closed, so you can seek treatment for emergencies whenever they occur.
Keeping Your Pet Healthy
As a pet owner, you’re responsible for the care and health of your dog, cat, or any other pet. By working with a veterinary professional to handle emergencies quickly, you can ensure that your pet remains healthy for as long as possible.
Your pet is a member of the family and you want to provide the best care for their needs. That’s why it’s so important to understand the basic healthcare needs of any pet and listen to the recommendations of your veterinary professional. When an emergency occurs, contact us to learn how to handle the situation.