Emergency situations can arise with your pet at any time. It's important to know that there is a veterinarian close by that can deal with your pet's urgent need for care. Oaks North Animal Hospital in San Antonio, TX is the veterinary care specialist for that.
We are open Monday through Friday from 7-6 and Saturday from 8-1. Our doors are always open for any emergency that may arise. We ask that you call ahead so that we can prepare what's needed for treatment and so we can tell you what you can do to help your pet during transport.
We can quickly assess and treat several urgent care situations including:
1. Car Accidents
If your pet is struck by a car, it's vital to bring it for treatment immediately. Even if they appear alright, they could be suffering from internal bleeding or a head injury.
2. Animal Attack
Whether it's from a dog or wild animal, your pet should be seen. The risk of infection and disease from bites and scratches is high and needs to be treated.
3. Eating Poison
If your pet has ingested medication, cleaning products, or any other toxic substances, they need to be seen immediately to have their stomach pumped. This includes certain types of foods like chocolate.
Any time your pet experiences shaking, tremors, staggering, or an all-out seizure, they need to be seen by a veterinarian immediately. These could be signs of a stroke, heart attack, ingestion of poison, or organ failure.
5. Heat Stoke
Symptoms of heat stroke include panting, lethargy, dry nose, sticky gums, and collapse. The pet must be seen by a vet so proper fluids and medication can be administered.
6. Severe Diarrhea and Vomiting
All pets experience intestinal distress from time to time. If it doesn't improve or becomes worse within 24 hours, it could mean something more serious than a stomach bug or some bad kibble.
7. Loss of Consciousness
Any time a pet faints or passes out, it is an emergency. It could mean any number of things from a stroke or heart attack to diabetes or organ failure. Bring your pet in immediately if it becomes unconscious.
8. Inability to Urinate
When a pet is seen straining to urinate, it is important to bring it to a vet right away. This could indicate a blockage of the urinary tract, serious kidney or bladder issues, or infection. All of which need to be treated with medication, specialized procedures, and special food.
Quality Veterinary Care in San Antonio, TX
Oaks North Animal Hospital can treat all of these emergency situations in our state-of-the-art facility. Your pet will be treated by calm and caring professionals that will get your furry friend on the road to recovery. Give us a call at 210-697-9585 or visit our website for more information.