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Common Pet Emergencies with Your Scarsdale Veterinarian

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Your pets are subject to any of the same kinds of medical emergencies as humans can be, with some issues like poisoning, there can be an even higher risk. Make Central Animal Hospital Your Emergency Veterinarian

However, with animals, it can be harder to tell what’s wrong medically, as they cannot communicate verbally. It is also harder to tell what an emergency situation is and what can wait until tomorrow or next week to take them into your Scarsdale veterinarian.

You have to become adept at reading their cues and looking for signs that an injury or condition is beyond routine. The following overview can help to provide a guide regarding what situations could require emergency treatment from your Scarsdale emergency veterinarian:

Common Pet Emergencies

  • Poisoning
  • Sudden upset stomach/vomiting
  • Severe skin burn/rash
  • Trauma, such as being hit by a car
  • Unconsciousness
  • Choking/airway restriction
  • Severe bleeding from an orifice
  • Broken bones
  • Eye injury
  • Complications while delivering kittens/puppies

Symptoms That Indicate Emergency Treatment Is Likely Needed

  • Lack of appetite
  • Sudden low energy
  • Severe cuts
  • Sudden limping
  • Sudden disorientation
  • Inability to urinate or defecate
  • Refusing to socialize/personality changes

These are some of the signs and symptoms that emergency care is required, but even here there can be some gray areas. As with people, it is always best to err on the side of caution. It’s never wrong to bring your pet into your Scarsdale animal hospital, or at least call to talk to a Scarsdale veterinarian to determine the best course of action for your dog, cat or other pet.

Central Animal Hospital is open 7 days per week and can bring wisdom, experience and expertise to every pet emergency situation. We can provide insights and advice over the phone, and we also have expert diagnostic tools and techniques in-house. We can rapidly and efficiently determine the cause of your pet’s distress even if it is not immediately obvious.

Ultimately, you know your pet better than anyone else. If your intuition is telling you that something is seriously wrong, you are likely correct. Again, it is never a mistake to bring your pet (or any family member) in for emergency care when a serious issue is suspected. The stakes of not bringing them in and being wrong are just too high.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Scarsdale Veterinarian

Central Animal Hospital is open 7 days per week to deliver quality veterinary care to area pets. We also serve the communities of Eastchester, Ardsley, White Plains and the surrounding areas. In addition to emergency care, we also provide routine checkups and preventative care to companion pets of all shapes, breeds and sizes.