Emergency Care FAQ

The Animal Hospital of Sullivan County in Ferndale, NY Answers Veterinary Emergency Care FAQs

As your trusted vet in Ferndale, we are proud to offer a wide range of veterinary services for your family pets. We understand that your pets are an important part of your family unit and want to ensure that they have access to the highest quality vet care when they need it the most. Whether that means it is time for the annual pet wellness exam or they need access to emergency veterinary care, we are here to help!

If your pet becomes injured or unexpectedly develops an acute, life-threatening condition, they will need fast and effective emergency vet care. Our vigilant veterinarian and staff are specially trained to handle critical and emergency care situations to provide the best outcome for your beloved pets.

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How Do I know if My Pet is Experiencing an Emergency Situation?

You know your pets better than anyone else, so if you believe they are sick or hurt, you’re probably right. Some of the most common reasons for an emergency vet visit may include:

  • Unexplained bleeding
  • Animal attack
  • Seizures
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Auto accidents
  • Vomiting and severe diarrhea
  • Chronic fatigue and sudden collapsing
  • Unresponsiveness
  • Difficulty urinating

If you are unsure whether or not your pet has an emergency, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

My Pet May Have Eaten Something Poisonous. Now What?

If you believe your pet may have ingested something poisonous, you should call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 1-888-426-4435 for immediate instructions. If you are instructed to bring your pet to our animal hospital, they should provide you with a case number to help our veterinarian provide additional care.

Can You Give Out Emergency Vet Care Advice Over the Phone?

Veterinary advice is rarely given over the phone. It is difficult for our veterinary team to give owners meaningful advice without examining the patient first. If you are concerned about your pet’s well-being, our best advice is to bring him or her into the hospital so that they can be seen by the vet.

What Should I Do If My Pet Has an Emergency?

Owners should do what they can to remain calm in an emergency situation and call our offices ASAP. If possible, stay with your pet in the back seat of your car and ask a friend or family member to drive you to our offices.

Contact the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County Today

Want to learn more about the veterinary services we offer in Ferndale? Call (845) 292-6711 or contact our team online today for more information or to schedule an initial consultation.

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