Just like humans, animals can experience sudden illnesses, injuries, or alarming symptoms that require prompt attention. Being proactive in seeking veterinary care can make a significant difference in the outcome of a health crisis.
With extended hours, urgent care is here to fill the gap between wellness and emergency care situations. While we accept walk-ins, it is highly recommended to call us before so we can be as prepared as possible for your pet’s arrival. With our urgent care services, your pet will be able to receive treatment for an injury or illness that requires prompt medical attention but is not life-threatening. Pets experiencing a life-threatening injury or illness need to be seen at an emergency hospital.
Conditions Treated at Urgent Care
- Skin allergies
- Ear infections
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Superficial cuts
If You Think Your Pet Has Eaten Something Poisonous
Call us at 970-245-0210 immediately! If after hours, contact the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center’s 24-hour hotline at (888) 426-4435. Trained toxicologists will consider the age and health of your pet, what was ingested, and then make a recommendation about what action should be taken.
If your pet is experiencing an urgent medical condition, call our team at 970-245-0210 for scheduling and immediate care.
What Is the Difference Between Pet Urgent Care vs Emergency Care?
One way to quickly determine where you should take your pet is to ask yourself if their condition can wait until their next vet appointment, needs prompt attention, or requires immediate care.
Unless you know a practice is a walk-in pet urgent care, you’ll most likely need an appointment. Here, your pet will be able to receive treatment for an injury or illness that requires prompt medical attention but is not life-threatening. Consider whether your pet is stable enough to wait for their appointment.
Pets experiencing a life-threatening injury or illness need to be seen at an emergency veterinary hospital. Here, patients will be prioritized and seen based on their condition’s severity. Animals experiencing a time sensitive emergency like cardiac arrest will be seen first. Pets with emergent yet less time-sensitive emergencies will be seen next. This group could apply to situations like allergic reactions.
Conditions Requiring Emergency Care
Meanwhile, emergencies would involve situations such as:
- Not eating or drinking for more than two days
- Weak or rapid pulse
- Difficulty breathing
- Fall from a height
- Difficulty giving birth
- Serious trauma (hit by a car)
- Loss of consciousness
- Repeated seizures
- Excessive or hard-to-control bleeding
Visit Our Walk-in Pet Urgent Care or Schedule an Appointment Today
If you’ve noticed that something isn’t right with your pet, get them the veterinary care they need as soon as possible. To learn more about our urgent care services or to schedule an appointment, call Amigo Animal Clinic at 970-245-0210 today.
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