When Should You Seek Emergency Care For Your Pet

Many times when there is a medical emergency with your pet, you will know it. They may have been bitten by another animal, or in an accident of some sort. You know they need to be see by their veterinarian in those situations. When your pet is not acting like themselves, it can be hard to determine whether or not they should be seen by their veterinarian. If only pets could speak in human words, right? They could at least let us know if they need to go to the doctor.

Unfortunately, sometimes medical emergencies happen when your veterinarian’s office is closed for the day.

The veterinarians at Cumberland Animal Hospital provide urgent care services for pets in Fayetteville, North Carolina and the surrounding areas. If you are not sure about whether or not your pet needs urgent care, ask yourself these questions:

  • Is it difficult for them to breathe? Are they wheezing? Is their tongue bluish in color?
  • Are they having persistent diarrhea or episodes of vomiting?
  • Are they able to use the bathroom as usual? Does their urine output seem normal? How about their bowel movements?
  • Do they seem lethargic or a lot less energetic than normal?
  • Has there been any evidence of seizures? If so, how long did the seizure last?
  • Is it possible that your pet could have ingested some kind of poisoning?
  • Is your pet suffering from bleeding that is hard to control?
  • Could your pet be having an allergic reaction?
  • Has there been some sort of trauma or accident in which the pet was injured?
  • Is your pregnant pet in labor and seemingly unable to deliver?
  • Is your pet panting heavily with no relief after being in the summer heat for a long period of time?

If you answered in the affirmative to any of the above questions, give our urgent care clinic a call at (910) 864-2844 and let our veterinarians know that you will be bringing your pet in to see us. Our urgent care facility is open 24 hours on the weekends, and from 6pm to 8am on weeknights.