Emergency Care You Can Count on for Your Pets
At Family Pet Medical Center Hospital, we know that emergencies involving your pets can be frightening and stressful for you and your family. Taking your pets to an unfamiliar clinic or pet hospital can add to that stress. This is why our team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help you deal with injuries and other veterinary conditions that occur outside our regular business hours. We are just a phone call away when you need help immediately. Our Fort Lauderdale emergency vet team will meet you at our office to provide the care your pet needs when you need it most.
What Is a Veterinary Emergency?
There are many events or accidents that could constitute an emergency for your pet. Some of the most common issues for which we provide veterinary emergency services include the following:
- Vomiting or diarrhea that occurs for more than one or two hours
- Difficulty breathing
- Being hit by a car or other large object
- A fall from a significant height
- Constipation and an inability to defecate
- Failing to urinate for an extended period of time
- Bloating or distending of the abdomen
- Injuries to the eyes
- A bite from another animal
- Heatstroke or hypothermia
- Issues with giving birth to puppies or kittens
- Changes in the personality that occur suddenly or without a cause
- General lethargy and listlessness
- Seizures or failure to respond to stimuli
- Possible poisoning from foods or other substances
At Family Pet Medical Center, we go the extra mile to help you with these and other issues. Our Fort Lauderdale emergency vet team will assess the condition of your cat or dog to determine the underlying reasons for these serious symptoms.
Conditions We Treat on an Emergency Basis
The veterinarians and vet techs at Family Pet Medical Center will perform a thorough examination to determine what is causing your pet’s distress or discomfort. Some of the most common conditions and problems that result in an emergency visit to our Fort Lauderdale animal hospital include the following:
- Trauma can occur after your pet falls from a high place, is struck by a car or is attacked by another animal. We recommend stabilizing your pet with towels or placing your dog or cat in a box to prevent movement on your way to our Fort Lauderdale animal hospital. Our team may also offer specific instructions on how to care for your pet on the way to our hospital.
- Choking or trouble breathing can affect a dog or cat after they eat something that sticks in their airway. If you can see the object, you can try to remove it. We will provide more specific instructions when you call for emergency help. Even if your pet is not in immediate distress, it is important to remove any objects swallowed before they create obstructions in the digestive tract.
- Bloating or distending of the stomach can put pressure on your pet’s diaphragm, which can also result in trouble with breathing. We can help with immediate treatment at our Fort Lauderdale animal hospital.
- Poisoning is one of the most common issues for which we see pets on an emergency basis. Try to identify the substance and to determine how much your pet consumed. This will allow us to provide fast and effective treatments that can often save the life of your beloved pet.
Fort Lauderdale Emergency Vet Services from Family Pet Medical Center
If you need emergency care for your pet, call Family Pet Medical Center at 954-567-2500 to let us know you are on the way. We will collect information on your pet’s condition and will be ready to treat your four-legged friend as soon as you arrive. We are committed to the best care for your pets now and in the future.