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Pet Emergency Services

Pet Emergency

During a pet emergency, you don’t have time to waste. It’s important to have a plan in place to protect your beloved animal companion in case of a sudden illness or injury. 

This is why so many people in Portland have come to rely on the pet emergency team at Peninsula Dog & Cat Clinic. Having an emergency vet that you can count on during any sort of health crisis for your animal is part of being a responsible pet owner.

Emergency Signs to Look Out For

While pet owners typically will know when something is wrong with their animal, it’s useful to be aware of general signs of emergency so you can react as quickly as possible.

  • Unusual lethargy
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Unresponsiveness
  • Seizures
  • Shaking

If your pet is exhibiting these signs or any other signs of distress or ill health, arrange for emergency services as soon as possible. 

A Veterinarian in Portland You Can Rely on In Emergencies

Pet owners will need a veterinarian in Portland that they can count on during emergencies. At Peninsula Dog & Cat Clinic, our team has handled a wide variety of situations that require the skills of an experienced emergency vet. Common reasons for needing pet emergency services include:

Heat Stroke

When the temperature rises during the summer, it may grow too intense for your pet. Animals experiencing heat stroke will display symptoms such as erratic pulse, foaming at the mouth and heavy panting. We will assess your animal, cooling it down and rehydrating it to resolve the situation.

Blunt Force Trauma

It’s an unfortunate fact of life in Portland that despite the best efforts by owners to keep pets safe, their animals are sometimes hit by cars, leading to blunt force trauma injuries. Whatever event occurred to injure your pet, you’ll want to bring it in for a comprehensive emergency examination. 

There may be internal injuries or other problems that are not immediately detectable. Our team has vast experience dealing with pets become injured in accidents, so your animal will be in good hands.

Accidental Poisoning

Your hungry pet may wind up eating or drinking something poisonous unbeknownst to you. For example, while people delight in consuming chocolate, but this treat can be fatal when eaten by cats or dogs. This is because of an ingredient, theobromine, which humans can tolerate. 

Antifreeze Poisoning

Pets are sometimes attracted to puddles of antifreeze that have leaked from park vehicles, and if they drink any of it, the results can prove fatal. Signs of antifreeze poisoning include your pet urinating more frequently and exhibiting great thirst. Disorientation and seizures are other warning signs to look out for. Bring your pet to the vet immediately if you know or suspect it ingested antifreeze.

Connect With Your Veterinarian in Portland at Peninsula Dog & Cat Clinic

As a responsible pet owner, you’ll welcome the peace of mind that comes from
knowing a talented veterinarian is standing by in case of an emergency at our facility. If you would like to learn more about our pet emergency services or need to schedule an appointment, please contact Peninsula Dog & Cat Clinic today at 503-285-7661.


 

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