When a catastrophe with your pet happens, you don’t want to wait for a veterinary appointment. You need emergency veterinary assistance and fast. At Marina Animal Clinic, we understand your pet care needs. Our team is here to help your pet in an emergency health situation. It is best to call before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency.
Emergency veterinary care is available during business hours. Call or stop in for assistance. After hours, we work with two fully staffed emergency animal hospitals:
When it’s close to closing time, make sure you call before coming in for an emergency. We may not have staff here to treat your pet, and we may need to refer you to the nearest emergency hospital.
Some signs of pet emergencies include:
- Blood in the urine or stool
- Inability to balance
- Sudden, unexplained aggression
- Trauma from a fight, fall, or accident
- Excessive pacing
- Excessive thirst
- Suspicion that your pet ingested toxic substances
- There are many other situations that require emergency veterinary care as well.
- It can be frightening when your four-legged companion is experiencing an emergency. Try to remain calm. The calmer you can be, the more it will help both of you. Pets can lash out when they are in extreme pain. It’s essential to try and protect yourself from bites.
- For dogs, approach them slowly while saying their name. If they show aggression, get some help. If they seem docile, do your best to lift them get them onto a flat surface where they can be carried to a vehicle for transport. Try to keep their neck and spine supported and straight while doing so.
- For cats, you will want to place something over their head like a towel or blanket to avoid bites and attempt to get them safely into a pet carrier without moving their neck or spine, if possible.
- If the patient is bleeding, apply firm pressure to the site.
We have veterinarians and technical staff on duty who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening but you feel your pet needs to be seen urgently.