In the event that your pet needs an emergency surgery or any other procedure that requires him or her to be monitored before heading back home, we provide extended care here in our office. This way, you can enjoy the added peace of mind in knowing that your pet is being carefully monitored and checked on to ensure that he or she is recovering properly before being released. Of course, you are welcome to visit your pet while he or she is recovering in our care. We find that this helps to relieve stress and make pets feel more comfortable, so we even encourage it.
Unfortunately, medical emergencies in pets can occur at any time, which is why having a veterinarian you can trust for emergency and extended care in the Edmonton area is a must. At all of our Hospitals, we’re happy to provide emergency care for your pet, regardless of the specific situation. Simply give our office a call and follow the prompts in the event of an emergency and we will work with you to provide your pet with the care and treatment that is needed.
What Is an Emergency?
One of the more common emergencies we tend to see is a pet that has ingested something it shouldn’t have, which results in vomiting, diarrhea, and other stomach/digestive problems. If your pet is showing symptoms such as lack of appetite, it’s important to bring him or her into our hospital as soon as possible. Even if you're not sure whether your pet ingested something it shouldn’t have, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Many household plants and everyday foods can be toxic to pets.
Another common emergency we see in our office is that of broken or fractured bones, which can occur as a result of a car or other accident. If this occurs, getting your pet emergency care right away is a must in improving chances of successful treatment and recovery.