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Emergency Pet Care from Our American Fork Veterinary Team

At Utah Veterinary Hospital, our American Fork veterinary team has the experience and resources needed to handle any number of medical emergencies and urgent situations. We understand just how stressful and worrisome it can be to see your pet in distress, which is why our team is here to give you peace of mind by providing the highest standard of care to dogs, cats, and pocket pets alike. We have a veterinarian and staff available six days a week to assist with medical emergencies and urgent care services.

Veterinarian holding a cat and dog.

Common Medical Emergencies in Pets

There are many situations that would be considered a medical emergency for your pet. For example, one of the most common emergencies we see in our office is accidental ingestion of a toxin or other foreign object that could be dangerous to a pet. This could include chemicals such as antifreeze or even socks, sponges, and other objects that dogs may swallow.

Another emergency we see frequently in our office is that of trauma and injuries caused by a pet being struck by a car. Pets may suffer from broken bones, fractures, and even severe lacerations due to a car accident. In some cases, pets will go into shock, which creates an even more dangerous situation.

No matter what the emergency, we're able to treat common pets. This includes not only dogs and cats, but ferrets, guinea pigs, rats/mice, rabbits, and more.

Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Care

As a pet owner, it's important that you understand the common "red flags" and warning signs that your pet is in need of emergency veterinary care. Unfortunately, it is not always obvious, especially since pets have a tendency to hide when they are in pain or ill.

Below are a few of the most common signs of a pet emergency:

  • sudden loss of appetite and/or lethargy
  • inability to keep food down (vomiting or diarrhea) 
  • difficulty breathing or unusually heavy breathing
  • pale gums with excessive drooling

If your pet is displaying any of these symptoms, of if your pet simply isn't acting like him or herself and you're concerned about his or her wellbeing, it's always better to be safe than sorry. Give our office a call and talk to one of our knowledgeable team members; he or she will be able to advise you on whether you should bring your pet in immediately or schedule an appointment. In non-life-threatening situations, for instance, we may advise you to bring your pet in for urgent care, which means we will make every effort to see your pet in between our already-scheduled appointments.

Contact Our American Fork Animal Hospital for More Information Today

If you have questions about pet emergencies or urgent care, don't hesitate to contact our American Fork animal hospital today. You can reach us at (801) 692-1563. We're open six days a week (including Saturdays) for your convenience as well.

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