Watertown Animal Hospital’s Pet Emergency Services in Watertown, CT
Emergencies can strike anyone, at any time -- and that goes for your pet as well. If your beloved companion encounters a life-threatening situation, you don't have to time to search the Internet for emergency facilities; you need to know exactly where you can find top-quality care in a hurry. Here at Watertown Animal Hospital, we're proud to be your animal emergency resource in Watertown Connecticut.
The Makings of a Pet Emergency
How do you know a pet emergency when you see one? Most health conditions and injuries are minor enough to wait for an ordinary veterinary appointment, although if your pet is very uncomfortable, it is worthwhile to arrange for urgent care. But some situations can have life-or-death consequences depending on whether or not you take immediate action. It's important that you're able to recognize certain telltale signs and conditions that herald a pet emergency. Examples include:
- Any signs that your pet has ingested a toxic substance, including rapid heartbeat, agitation, loss of consciousness, diarrhea and vomiting
- Difficult or painful urination, a sign of bladder stones or other dangerous obstructions
- Abdominal pain and bloating, which may signal a twisting of the digestive tract known as bloat
- Panting, dizziness, or fainting spells on a hot day -- all signs of heat stroke
- Epileptic seizures that go on for minutes at a time or occur one after the other
- Labor which requires more than 2 hours to deliver a baby or includes delays of more than 20 minutes between babies
- Fractures, deep open wounds, uncontrolled bleeding, or other obvious signs of trauma
Our Veterinary Center Is Ready to Help
Our experienced emergency vet and clinic owner, Dr. Steven Price, can make sure your pet's crisis gets dealt with as quickly, efficiently, and effectively as possible. Before rushing your pet straight to our clinic, call us to describe the problem and receive any instructions on emergency first aid measures. We will prepare our office to receive your pet and run immediate diagnostics so we can administer the right treatment promptly. We can perform emergency surgery to repair injuries or correct internal problems, treat poison ingestion, provide hydration and temperature moderation, perform C-sections for cases of difficult labor, administer anti-seizure medication and much more. You'll be advised at every step of the way so you'll know exactly what we're doing and why.
Facing an Emergency Situation? Call Our Watertown Vet Clinic
Don't panic in the face of a pet emergency -- simply call our Watertown vet clinic at 860-274-2212 immediately for instructions. Together we can help your pet survive even the scariest situations!