BOWDON ANIMAL HOSPITAL

Pet Emergency Services

Bowdon Animal Hospital is concerned about your pet’s health and well-being, which is why we strive to provide the best care possible.

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Kimberly Green

Are you prepared for a pet emergency?

Pets, like people, can sustain injuries and accidents that necessitate immediate medical attention. However, it can be difficult to determine whether your pet is suffering from a trauma that necessitates an urgent care visit or if their symptoms are those of something less serious. If you’re not sure whether your pet requires veterinary trauma services in Bowdon, GA, here are some of the most common reasons.
Breathing Problems

It can be terrifying for both you and your pet to see your pet struggle to breathe. If your pet is having trouble breathing, it means there is something wrong, and it is most likely an emergency. Breathing problems can be caused by a variety of factors, including heart failure, an allergic reaction, a lung blockage, and a variety of other serious issues. In this case, you should seek emergency pet services as soon as possible.

Seizures
If your pet has had seizures in the past or is having their first, you should take them to an animal hospital as soon as possible for emergency veterinary services. Seizures are caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Seizures can occur alone or in groups, but in either case, there are a number of things that can cause your pet to have seizures, so it’s critical that you seek medical attention for them as soon as possible.
Trauma

There are many types of trauma that your pet can experience. If your pet has experienced any type of strike or blow, such as being hit by a car, that causes injury or damage to any part of their body, they should be seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible. If you aren’t sure how to transport your pet to the animal hospital following trauma or if you have questions about what to do during transportation, such as covering a wound or bracing a broken bone, contact your veterinarian for recommendations while you are in route or just prior to going to the emergency room.

If you notice your pet acting differently or exhibiting strange behaviors, such as withdrawing from you or suddenly fatigued, it is important you take them for an examination as soon as possible. Many injuries and illnesses will not show symptoms right away, such as if your pet has eaten something toxic, so the safest thing to do is take them in for an exam at the first sign of anything different in their behavior.

Urinary Emergency
Bladder stones, kidney stones, internal lesions, and other urinary tract obstructions can cause dangerous urinary blockages, causing toxins to accumulate in the blood. Catheterization to remove the blockage, along with fluids to dilute the toxins, may be able to save your pet’s life.