When your pet is having a serious health problem, you may need to take it in for pet urgent care. Many different illnesses and injuries can necessitate taking a pet in to see a veterinarian. When your pet isn't well, you need to assess the problem and decide whether you need to bring it to pet urgent care right away. Many signs can tell you whether this is necessary. When you need quick care for your furry friend, contact Magruder Tabb Animal Clinic in Yorktown, VA.
Several illnesses can be highly serious for pets. They could present a danger to your pet's life and require quick care from a veterinarian. It's important to assess your pet's health if it seems very unwell. If you see that your pet’s gums are blue or pale, they may not be getting enough oxygen. If you notice that your pet is having a hard time breathing, this indicates a highly serious situation.
Your pet may also have a lot of diarrhea and it may even be bloody. Having a great deal of diarrhea can make a pet dehydrated quickly and this can be fatal. If your pet is vomiting and having diarrhea, your pet needs to see the vet right away.
Many injuries can lead to serious situations. If your pet has had an injury, watch it closely to see how it affects your pet. If your pet is bleeding, it's important to try to stop the bleeding as quickly as you can. Take a clean towel and hold it firmly to the wound. Press on it to get the bleeding to stop. If it is a large or deep wound or you can't get it to stop bleeding, this is an emergency that requires veterinary care. If you look at the wound and can see a bone or tendon, this is also an emergency and a very deep wound that needs medical attention.
Get Emergency Pet Care in Yorktown, VA
When you have a medical emergency, call our veterinarians right away for urgent pet care. We can provide valuable information over the phone and help you decide if urgent medical attention is needed for your furry friend. If you have health concerns about your pet and live in or around Yorktown, call Magruder Tabb Animal Clinic today at (757) 865-6510.