Urgent Veterinary Care and Pet Services At
Round Rock Animal Hospital
Unfortunately, there will be a time when an accident can happen to your beloved pet. When this occurs, you may find it difficult to make decisions. At Round Rock Animal Hospital, we have three professional and experienced veterinarians who can tend to your animal when an urgent matter arises.
When Does a Pet Need Urgent Care?
If your pet is unresponsive, unable to keep down fluids, or experiences physical trauma, then he or she needs emergency veterinary care right away. The same applies if your animal has any of the following signs:
- Unusually rapid breathing
- Refusal to eat or drink for 24 hours
- Difficulty standing
- Poor coordination
- Excessive bleeding
- Change in body temperature
- Weak or rapid pulse
- Continual crying or whimpering
If you are unsure if it is an emergency, call us to check. Trust your instincts. You know your pet better than anyone else. Sometimes, you may sense something is wrong without being able to put it into words.
Picking Up and Transporting Your Pet to Urgent Care
Before transporting your pet to our animal hospital, you must remember that your pet may act aggressive when severely injured. If you feel safe and confident to transport your pet, we suggest the following:
Moving an Injured Cat
An injury may cause obedient cats to bite or scratch. Wear a long-sleeved shirt and gloves to protect yourself. Approach your cat calmly, then put a blanket or towel over his or her head. Cradle your feline’s head and support his or her back as you pick him or her up. Place your cat gently in a box or an open-topped carrier.
Moving an Injured Dog
Make a stretcher for your dog. Walk up to your dog slowly and say his or her name in a soothing voice. If your animal growls or shows aggression, then ask a friend to help you. Aggression isn't personal, it is your dog's way of saying he or she is hurting and scared. If your canine stays passive, lift him or her gently into the stretcher or carrier. Support his or her head and back to prevent spinal injuries.
Rely On Our Pet Services When an Emergency Arises
Round Rock Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital committed to providing exceptional veterinary care for pets in Round Rock and surrounding areas. If your dog or cat is experiencing trauma or any emergency, please call Round Rock Animal Hospital immediately at 512-255-6232.