When to Take Your Pet for Emergency Care

Your pet’s lameness may typically wait until the following working day for treatment. But, specific ailments combined with limping indicate that you should immediately see the nearest emergency veterinary hospital.

Indications of lameness in pets that demand immediate attention

See the emergency room if your animal pal exhibits any of the following symptoms:

  • Moving a limb slowly
  • Severe lassitude
  • Not putting weight on a limb
  • Unpredictable bleeding
  • Increased swell Increased vocalization
  • A limp that suddenly gets worse

Your pet may need emergency treatment for the main reason, not necessarily the limp, if they exhibit slight lameness and alarming symptoms like vomiting or diarrhea.

Pets who are lame need immediate medical attention

Many conditions can cause pets to become lame, some of which require rapid medical attention. Even if a muscular strain or sprain is worrisome, you don’t have to head straight to the closest emergency room. Nonetheless, some illnesses do demand immediate attention, such as:

  • An injured limb
  • One or more limbs being paretic or paralyzed
  • A deep or significant wound that is not healing
  • A snake or insect poisonous bite
  • Unsafe driving
  • Dog fight

While some of these incidents might not seem to cause much harm, they could actually cause inside problems that need to be treated. A thorough examination may uncover damage to your pet’s liver, spleen, kidneys, or bladder, which could necessitate intensive hospitalization. For instance, you might believe that your pet who was hit by a car and only has some road rash on their legs and a little limp is fine.

A pet that has been bitten by another animal is another scenario that frequently necessitates emergency care. Punctures only leave tiny holes behind, yet the wounds quickly spread infection. Also, a pet that grips and jerks your pet might seriously harm the underlying tissues and quickly worsen the situation.

It can be challenging to decide whether your four-legged companion needs emergency care after they have only three legs. Give our staff a call to discuss your pet’s condition so that we can determine whether they require emergency care.