What is an emergency:
- If you know or suspect that your dog ate something poisonous (antifreeze, chocolate, poison)
- Severe bleeding that doesn’t stop, open wounds
- Broken bones,/ car accident
- Inability to pass urine, or stool
- Injuries to pets eyes
- Seizures and/or staggering
- Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
- Severe vomiting and diarrhea
The staff at Mercy Animal Hospital in Edmonton understands how dogs can truly become “man’s best friend.” We take this relationship seriously and understand the emotional and financial struggle that owners face when their furry friends don’t feel their best. Many of our staff have pets of their own that they would do anything for.
We take this same level of love and care into caring for the pets of our clients. You can rest assured that our team will do everything in its power to sustain and improve that close-knit bond between you and your pet. After all, pets aren’t just an add-on to your family; they are an integral part of the family unit.
Pets warm you up when you’re cold, cheer you up when you’re sad, and protect you when you’re in danger. They’re ecstatic to see you no matter what happened in the past. Their purs become louder and their tails wag little faster when you pet them. We treasure these moments, and we know that our clients do too.
These are the reasons that Mercy Animal Hospital in Edmonton is dedicated to improving the life of your pets. Our pet care facility is designed specifically to help keep your furry friends happy and safe.
While no owner wants to think about a pet emergency, it’s important to be prepared. These events happen unexpectedly and require a response. Owners will be in a better position to help their beloved pets if they know what to look for and how to respond.
Unfortunately, all pet emergency and urgent care experiences are different. Therefore, the best thing to do in this situation to secure the health and wellness of your pet is to contact our team. Tell us exactly what is happening, and we can let you know the best course of action given the circumstances. We might suggest that you simply set up an appointment. If the situation is severe enough, we might also recommend that you take your furry friend into the pet clinic right away.
What defines an emergency:
It’s not always easy to distinguish something minor from an emergency. While it’s always better to err on the safe side and call when you have concerns, we’ll outline some emergencies that require an immediate response.
Ingesting something poisonous – if your pet ate something harmful to him/her
Severe bleeding – if you notice that the wound won’t stop bleeding
Choking – if your pet is struggling for air or choking constantly
Broken bones – aside from obvious breaks, limping, refusal to move, and/or constant limping are also potential signs
Unconscious – if your pet is knocked out and not waking up
Severe diarrhea and vomiting – uncontrollable and unceasing diarrhea and/or vomiting
Trouble passing stool/urine – if your dog isn’t passing any stool or urine for an extended period of time
Eye injuries – if your pet suffered any damage to the eyes
Signs of extreme pain – not every emergency is physically noticeable
Seizures – if your pet has trouble standing and is staggering
If you recognize this pet emergency in your furry friend, contact help immediately.
Mercy Animal Hospital is a pet clinic that specializes in pet urgent care and pet care overall. Feel free to contact us for all of your pet needs. (780) 851-3115