When Your Pet Needs Animal Emergency Care
If your pet is having an emergency during our regular business hours, call or walk-in for prompt attention. With a state-of-the-art facility, advanced equipment, and skilled doctors, we're prepared to treat any type of pet emergency at Fayetteville Veterinary Hospital. When your pet is having an emergency outside of our regular business hours, please refer to the practices below.
After-Hour Emergency Care
Unfortunately, emergencies can happen at the most inconvenient times and animal emergencies are no different. When your pet is having an emergency after our normal business hours, please contact the following hospitals:
Animal Poison Control
Many substances that are harmless to humans are toxic to pets. Furthermore, many household substances and prescription medications ingested improperly are toxic to us both! If you suspect your pet has ingested a poisonous substance, contact us immediately. Some of the signs of poisoning include vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, and lethargy. Additionally, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center has a huge reference library of substances toxic to pets and a poison control hotline. Call their hotline at (888) 426-4435 24 hours a day, any time of year.
Most Dangerous Toxins
Grapes, raisins, prunes and gum containing xylitol can be some of the most lethal and owners should go to the emergency hospital IMMEDIATELY if they are ingested. Kitchen toxins include onions, garlic, chives, chocolate, caffeine, macadamia nuts and fatty scraps. Other toxic substances that warrant an immediate emergency visit include antifreeze, rodenticides and acetaminophen.
Signs Your Pet is Having an Emergency
Since pets try to hide pain and discomfort due to survival instinct, it can sometimes be hard to tell they're having an emergency. Still, there are some telltale signs to look out for. If you witness any of the following in your pet, we encourage you to seek help immediately:
- They are having trouble breathing.
- Three to four or more hours have passed since your pregnant pet has gone into labor.
- Your pet has diarrhea or is vomiting.
- They've recently had a seizure or are currently having one.
- Your dog's abdomen is swollen and hard to the tough.
- Your pet is having trouble walking, is collapsing, or bumping into objects.
- They've experienced a traumatic injury that has left a bleeding wound or broken bones.
Contact us with any questions about animal emergency care! We want only the best for the pets and people of Fayetteville and area communities.