Bringing Your Pet to the Emergency Room

Bringing Your Pet to Urgent Pet Care in Papillon

Your pet is an important member of the family, and we all hope that a pet emergency never occurs. When an emergency does occur, our team of expert veterinarians at the Urgent Pet Care in Papillon is there to provide the best care for your pet.

dog in an emergency room

What is a Pet Emergency?

Pet owners are often at a loss when it comes to deciding whether their pet needs to see a veterinarian right away or if they can wait. What is a pet emergency? Some conditions, such as diarrhea and itchy skin, can wait until the next day when you can see your regular veterinarian. Other conditions warrant a trip to the emergency room.

If your pet is exhibiting signs that they are in distress that is a pet emergency. Some general guidelines to help you decide whether you need to go to the ER include:

•    Any pet trauma sustained from an accident such as a fall or being hit by a car can cause injuries that may not be immediately obvious.

•    Pale gums can be a sign of internal bleeding.

•    Labored breathing typically demonstrated by signs including constant panting and blue gums.

•    Excessive coughing accompanied by an inability to rest

•    Yelping or crying out in pain

•    Distended abdomen

•    Poisoning

•    Vomiting more than three times

What to Expect

You should be prepared when you go to the ER. Calling ahead and talking to the veterinary technician can help with triage. The staff can be better prepared when you arrive. They may tell you that you can wait until you see your regular vet, but chances are they will err on the side of caution.

A trip to the emergency veterinarian is much like your own ER visit. You will fill out forms, answer questions, and wait for the vet to assess your pet. It can be time-consuming, taking several hours depending on your pet’s condition, so grab something to occupy your time while you wait.

Keep your pet’s medical records and medication information in a file that is handy, so you can grab it in an emergency. This also helps if you are away and you leave your pet with a family member or friend who may not know your pet’s medical history.

When in Doubt Bring Your Pet to Urgent Pet Care in Papillion or Omaha, NE!

The bottom line is if you are not sure then you should bring your pet to the emergency room. At Urgent Pet Care in Papillon, we can quickly assess your pet for signs of pet trauma and life-threatening issues.  Contact us now at 402-597-2911

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Papillion

Monday:

5:00 pm-1:00 am

Tuesday:

5:00 pm-1:00 am

Wednesday:

5:00 pm-1:00 am

Thursday:

5:00 pm-1:00 am

Friday:

5:00 pm-1:00 am

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 am

Sunday:

7:00 am-10:00 pm

Millard

Monday:

5:00 pm-1:00 am

Tuesday:

5:00 pm-1:00 am

Wednesday:

5:00 pm-1:00 am

Thursday:

5:00 pm-1:00 am

Friday:

5:00 pm-1:00 am

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 am

Sunday:

7:00 am-10:00 pm