At Augusta Animal Clinic, our Indianapolis veterinary staff knows that your pets are more than just animals, they are family. That is why their health and wellness is our top priority. In the event of a sudden injury or illness, getting your furry friend help fast is an urgent situation. We will help alleviate some of the stress of these times by providing excellent urgent care services.
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Urgent Pet Services
There are many symptoms and injuries that can be classified as urgent pet services. Some that can befall your pets that can become fatal if not treated quickly. That is why it is essential that trained and licensed veterinary care be sought soon as possible if your furry friends begin displaying signs of illness, trauma, or severe injury.
Your Indianapolis Veterinary Clinic
Your Indianapolis veterinary care center – Augusta Animal Clinic – has an in-house laboratory that makes their ability to respond to urgent situations exceptional. With it, detailed test results can be received quickly which offers greater accuracy in diagnosis which, in turn, makes the safety and effectiveness of treatment more certain. For example, accurate blood test results are required for the administration of anesthesia and medication.
Furthermore, rapid results can save money and time. They also save worried pet owners a lot of time wasted feeling anxious and stressed out.
The staff here has the resources and experience available to deal with a number of urgent pet situations. They can provide a number of services designed to treat and relieve a wide variety of common injuries and conditions that include:
- Ear or eye infection and injury
- Broken, torn, and/or otherwise injured nails
- Loss of appetite
- Change in behavior
- Lacerations and puncture wounds
- Skin infection
- Fever of 103 degrees or more
These may be symptoms of urgent situations that our staff is trained to deal with such as allergic reaction, blunt force trauma, difficulty breathing, excessive bleeding, uncontrolled vomiting, toxic substance ingestion, and loss of bowel control. If your pet is experiencing any of these, do not wait to schedule an appointment, bring your pet in to be seen immediately.
In some extreme emergency situations, we will refer you to our partner animal hospital.
What to Expect from Urgent Pet Services
While each urgent situation is unique, there are some basic steps that you can expect when you bring your furry friend in for an urgent pet service. First, we will take a verbal history of what may have led to the symptoms and perform tests needed to get a better idea of what is wrong. We then develop and implement a treatment plan. The entire time we will keep you informed.