Emergency Vet Minneapolis, MN

Responsible pet owners must know life-threatening situations that require a vet’s immediate attention. Here are nine.

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9 Reasons to Visit Emergency Vet Minneapolis, MN, Immediately

The following are situations that require an urgent trip to Emergency Vet Minneapolis.

  • Vomiting and Diarrhea: A variety of things can cause gastrointestinal upset in dogs and cats. Dietary indiscretion, fatty foods, and infections are all common causes. When neglected, your pet may become dehydrated.

  • Toxin Ingestions: Because our pets are curious, they frequently ingest foods and medicine left out. While pets can be exposed to various toxins, the most common ones are human foods (chocolate, xylitol), plants (particularly lilies), human medications, and rodenticides. Toxin ingestion may also be due to an overdose of the pet's prescription. If your pet consumes an unexpected substance, immediately bring your pet to Emergency Vet Minneapolis. We also recommend bringing the container or a sample of the substance your pet accidentally ingested.

  • Lacerations and Bite Wounds: Our pets frequently harm themselves when playing. This is especially frequent in places where you can bring several dogs together, such as dog parks or outdoor cat communities. Lacerations are regularly sutured and treated by veterinarians.

  • Accidents: Our pets do not comprehend the dangers of highways and automobiles. Some pets are lucky and suffer minor injuries. Many pets, however, become seriously injured, and some do not survive. Keep your dog safe by providing a leash or by putting up a fence in your yard to lessen the chances of accidents. Ensure that older, slower, and possibly deaf canines are kept in a secure environment.

  • Urine Incontinence: Involuntary loss of bladder control varies in degrees of severity, ranging from minor leaks to large quantities of urination. In most cases, incontinence is caused by a medical issue, and your pet is likely unaware of it. This is a highly unpleasant and life-threatening situation. If your cat is straining to urinate, passing small amounts of urine regularly, vocalizing, or grooming itself excessively, it should see a veterinarian right away.

  • Difficulty Breathing: It's terrifying when our dogs have trouble breathing. Heart failure, pneumonia, feline asthma, and anatomic anomalies can cause breathing difficulties. Veterinarians can provide oxygen assistance to treat the condition.

  • Ingestion of Foreign Object: Dogs and cats are curious and will eat practically anything! If they ingest a large object, it can get stuck in their digestive tract, which requires surgery to remove. Toys, bedding, clothing, corn cobs, peach pits, and bones are the most common items medically removed from dogs. Cats often ingest strings, yarn, hair ties, needles, and toys.

  • Eye Injury: Scrape to the eye, a foreign substance in the eye, infection of the eye, glaucoma, or other disorders can cause pain and redness in the eye. The eyes are susceptible, and sickness can be excruciatingly painful and quickly progress. A veterinarian should be consulted right away if your pet's eye is red and the pet shows discomfort.

  • Leg Lameness and Difficulty Walking: Leg lameness can be caused by various things, including simple muscle sprains, ligament injuries, fractures, dislocations, and malignancy. Veterinarians will likely prescribe medications for pain and perform thorough assessments and examinations. They may also propose radiographs to check the source of your pet's lameness. Due to back pain, some little dogs indicate discomfort and are reluctant to walk.

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Emergencies may happen anytime. If your pet requires veterinary care after-hours, you can rely on our round-the-clock services, including surgery.

Emergency for Pets Minneapolis

We hope none of these situations arise for your pet. However, if an emergency arises and your family veterinarian is unavailable, our team at Emergency Vet Minneapolis, MN, is ready to assist! Reach our quick-response team by dialing (612)-552-3962.