Scarsdale NY Pet Services: Urgent Veterinary Care
You know about urgent care for humans, but did you know that our Scarsdale NY veterinary office offers emergency and urgent care pet services as well? Urgent care for pets is designed just like the services used for humans, so you can be seen as swiftly as possible when you have a pressing concern about your pet. Here are some of the most common reasons our patients bring pets into Central Animal Hospital for an emergency and urgent care.
Four Reasons to Use Veterinary Urgent Care Services
Visible trauma: If your pet has been bitten or attacked by another animal, struck by a car or has another obvious trauma or injury, you should bring them in right away. Trauma means they are probably in pain, even if your pet is not showing it externally, and we can help them feel better. Many injuries don't get better with time, veterinary care is often required for a full recovery. Get started right away by bringing them in for emergency pet services.
Poison and ingestion: If you suspect your dog or cat has eaten something they should not have, they should be seen right away. Common ingestion concerns include hazardous household items, chocolate, plants, chemical cleaners, and other dangerous non-food items. It is critical that your pet is seen right away if they have ingested any of these items.
Illness: A mild illness can wait until the next day, but a severe illness that leaves your pet in distress means they should be seen right away. If your pet is in pain when they urinate, can't stop vomiting or seems like they are in distress, it is a good idea to come in. You know your pet better than anyone, so if something seems like it is not right, you should observe and investigate, then bring them into the office for emergency pet services if needed.
Your pet is very old or very young: Some illnesses are far more severe for senior pets than for healthy adults. If your senior pet seems unwell, it is a good idea to have them seen as swiftly as possible. Very young puppies or kittens should also be seen right away if they are exhibiting signs of illness or injury, as should a freshly delivered or nursing mother.
Get Emergency Help for your Pet without Delay
You don't need to schedule an appointment in advance when you have a significant concern. Central Animal Hospital in Scarsdale is here for trauma, illness and other concerns when you need us most, even when your regular vet is not available. If you live in the area and you’re worried about your pet, don't delay; get in touch right away to get access to the care you and your furry friend needs.