It’s an unfortunate fact of pet ownership—sometimes animals get in accidents or they suddenly fall ill. We know just how stressful such situations can be. In these circumstances, it might be difficult to make a rational decision. When trying to determine whether your pet needs emergency care, it is important to trust your instincts. You know your pet better than anyone else, so if you think that they are behaving in a strange way, make sure to contact us or pay us a visit.
Signs that your pet might need emergency care include rapid breathing, weak pulse, extreme body temperature, foaming at the mouth, paralysis, and seizures. If your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms, we recommend contacting us as soon as possible.
During our regular business hours, we offer a wide array of emergency services, including:
- X-rays and fracture care
- Emergency stabilization
- Wound care
- Treatment for poisoning
- Infection treatments
We understand, of course, that not all emergencies take place at convenient times and our team of vets is more than happy to help you make a plan for what to do if your pet has an emergency during the night or when our clinic is closed. In these situations, we will provide you with the contact of a partner vet that provides a 24-hour service. Please keep this information stored in a convenient location so that you are able to access it quickly and easily.
For more information about the different emergency services we offer at Upper East Side Animal Clinic or to schedule a free consultation about devising an emergency plan for your furry friend, contact us today at 212-396–3020.