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What You Need to Know About Animal Medical Emergencies and When to Contact Emergency Pet Care

October 22, 2021

You are suddenly alerted by a whimpering, and you realize your pet is in terrible pain. What are you going to do?

First, call your veterinarian to make sure they can get your pet in quickly. When you need urgent care for your pet and are in the Costa Mesa, CA area, feel secure knowing that All Creatures Care Cottage, an emergency pet clinic, is nearby and just a phone call away. Dr. Rand Spongberg and his team understand how important your pets are to you and are trained to handle emergency cases.

What is an Emergency?

When it comes to our pets, we are incredibly protective. So, it will help to understand what constitutes an emergency for your pet. Is your pet just sick, or do they need care right away? Let us look at some situations that would require immediate attention.

  • Repeated diarrhea or vomiting
  • Blood in vomit or stool
  • Seizures
  • Avoidance of drinking or eating for 24 hours
  • An attack by another animal or another traumatic accident
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Abdominal bloating
  • High fever

If you are undecided if your pet needs urgent medical care, please reach out to us. Our team will be happy to help you determine if you need to bring your pet in or not.

How to Handle an Emergency

You never know when a crisis medical situation is going to happen. Because these situations are so unpredictable, it helps to keep the contact details of a nearby emergency vet clinic in your phone's address book. Emergencies could require emergency surgery, diagnostic testing to determine the cause of illness, x-rays, or ultrasounds. All of these are services offered by the All Creatures Care Cottage's trained staff. To reach us, please call (949) 642-7151.