Critical Care

 

As a loving pet parent, you never want to see your animal family member in distress. Unfortunately, unexpected illnesses and sudden accidents can occur at any time. The way you handle these types of situations can make all the difference in the world for your loved one. At Arapahoe Animal Hospital, we want you to know that you’ve got a dedicated team in your corner. You can rest easy knowing that we’ll be there for you in your time of need.

Our hospital is equipped to provide life-saving critical care at a moment’s notice. With staff members who are experienced in emergency medicine, we can quickly diagnose the problem and deliver the most timely and effective care. Most importantly, we will handle your loved one’s case with the utmost compassion, doing everything within our power to achieve a positive outcome.

Some of the signs that your pet may require urgent medical attention include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Ingestion of a foreign object or toxic substance
  • Broken bones
  • Cuts, lacerations or puncture wounds
  • Vomiting or diarrhea lasting longer than 24 hours
  • Bleeding
  • Trauma, such as a fall or being hit by a car
  • Swollen or tender abdomen
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Lameness
  • Disorientation
  • Foaming at the mouth
  • Convulsions/seizures
  • Loss of consciousness

If you notice your companion exhibiting any of these signs, it’s time to call for help right away. We recommend calling ahead when an emergency occurs. This allows us to evaluate the situation with you, and to provide guidance and first-aid instructions over the phone. It also lets us prepare emergency treatment areas and alert all team members of your pet’s imminent arrival. Of course, if the nature of your pet’s emergency requires immediate action and there is no time for a phone call, don’t hesitate — just come right in!

We sincerely hope you never experience the need for urgent veterinary care. If you do, we want you to know that the team at Arapahoe Animal Hospital is here to provide the highest quality emergency care available. We’re here for you!

 

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