Emergency Care

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.

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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!


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "The staff is wonderful. We brought Otis, a very large 4 yr old Rottie there for an ACL/miniscus surgery. Everything was successful. We just brought him for his final follow up and all is good. This big guy has no manners and no sense of personal space except for his own space, but he loves the receptionists and vet techs there, and they love him. Nothing but good things to say about Watertown Veterinary Hospital."
    Michael J Braccia
  • "watertown animal hospital has the most caring and patient staff and Dr. Price is amazing with my sphynx cat Raisin. i can't say enough about this facility!"
    Erica Papa