Our Commitment to Your Pets
If you feel your pet is experiencing an emergency, please don’t hesitate to contact us or come into our office right away. If possible, call us before coming in so that one of our team members can be advised on the situation. When it comes to your pet’s health, we’re committed to giving them the best care possible.
That’s why we have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 6 days a week to ensure that we can handle any urgent pet health needs. In a life-threatening scenario, we’ll have an emergency veterinarian with several veterinary technicians working together to help your pet.
Common Pet Emergencies
Animals can develop many of the same types of health-related emergencies humans do. Unfortunately, it’s more difficult to tell what’s medically wrong with animals since they can’t communicate verbally.
This is why it’s crucial to understand your pet’s cues and watch for signals that a condition or injury is more than just routine. Below is a list of common pet emergencies that require immediate attention:
- Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn’t stop within five minutes
- Choking or airway obstruction
- Sudden upset stomach or vomiting
- Seizures and/or staggering
- Broken or fractured bones
- Serious skin rash or burn
- Eye injury
- Refusal to drink water for over 24 hours
- Heat stress or heatstroke
Our emergency pet care can ensure that your furry friend gets proper treatment and their health back on track. If you have any concerns about your pet’s health, it’s always a good choice to give our Fishers office a call.
Symptoms of Pet Distress
If you’re unsure whether or not your pet is experiencing an emergency, there are signs and symptoms to look out for. These include:
- Sudden low energy
- Lack of appetite
- Sudden disorientation
- Sudden limping
- Severe cuts
- Inability to urinate or defecate
- Refusal to socialize or changes in personality
These are just a few of the most frequent signs that your pet may display when encountering an emergency situation. It’s always better to be safe and call our office, especially if you’re unsure if they need immediate attention.
Frequently Asked Questions
The first step is making sure you and your pet are out of immediate danger. From there, be calm but direct in your approach and use a soothing voice. It’s normal for even the sweetest pets to bite or scratch you when they’re hurt or scared.
You may need to lift the animal into your car in order to get them to the hospital. Sometimes wrapping your pet up in a towel or blanket will help keep them calm.
It’s never advised to treat a seriously injured or ill pet yourself. Oftentimes, these attempts at treatment will cause more harm than good to an animal in distress. Instead, we advise that you seek emergency care with a specialized veterinary team so your pet has the best chance at successful treatment and recovery.
We always encourage our clients to contact our Fishers animal hospital with any questions and/or concerns. If your pet’s symptoms are severe or appear to be getting worse, bring them in as soon as you can. If possible, give us a call beforehand so one of our veterinarians can be advised on the situation.
Don’t hesitate when it comes to your pet’s health. Contact our Fishers office by calling (317) 841-1846 and we’ll get you the emergency pet care you need.
We’re Always Here for You
If your pet is experiencing a medical emergency in the Fishers area, our exceptional team is here to help. It’s important to seek veterinary care for whatever your pet may be experiencing. No matter the situation, our team of professionals is here to help your loved one in any way we can.
Our team at Windermere Animal Hospital provides calming, compassionate care to all of your pets. We hope that your pet never goes through an emergency situation, but if they do, contact our office immediately by calling (317) 841-1846.