Urgent Care Services for Your Pet
Regular wellness visits with a veterinarian at an animal hospital will help maintain your pet’s health. In the event your pet requires emergency care, you need to have confidence in the facility, the veterinarian, and the staff to take care of your pet's needs. At Radford Animal Hospital in Radford, you can rely on us to provide the complete care that your pet requires.
Potential Emergency Situations
Many unforeseen situations can result in your pet needing urgent treatment. A few examples include pets that become injured accidentally while playing, climbing, or exploring uncharted territory.
For pets that have access to the outdoors, there is always the possibility that the pet may come in contact with another animal or inquisitive wildlife. These encounters can result in an attack that causes bodily harm to your pet such as bites, scratches, or severe gashes.
Your pet may also get into trouble by eating or drinking something that could be poisonous. This includes products that are used for rodent control, antifreeze, and for canines, consuming chocolate is detrimental to their health.
Signs and Symptoms Your Pet is in Distress
Observing our pet's behavior is important, any time. When it may involve their health, it's even more important to know the signs and symptoms that are a red flag. You should bring your pet to a veterinarian if you observe the following:
- Your pet is continuously whimpering or meowing because it is in pain.
- A pet in distress may exhibit anxiety.
- A wound that will not stop bleeding.
- Inability to move a leg or legs.
- Staggering and an inability to walk properly.
- Frequent diarrhea or vomiting over 24 hours.
- Bleeding from the mouth, ear, rectum, or nose.
- Blood in the urine.
- Blood is present when your pet coughs.
- Your pet is unable to have a bowel movement or urinate, or your pet shows signs of pain if attempting to do either.
- Signs of distress when attempting to breathe.
- Continuous gagging or coughing.
- Your pet refuses to drink for more than a day.
- Overheating, which can result in heatstroke.
- Eye injury.
- Your pet is unconscious.
- You suspect a broken or fractured bone.
If your pet is experiencing any of these signs or symptoms, you need to bring the pet in to see a veterinarian as soon as possible.
Planning for Unforeseen Situations
Whether you are a new resident of Radford or a new pet parent that requires immediate care, contact our veterinary staff at Radford Animal Hospital. When your pet needs help, call us immediately at (540) 639-3891. Our dedicated staff is available Monday through Saturday to provide your pet with proper care and treatment.