Minutes Matter With Your Pet’s Health
As a pet owner, ensuring your pet receives health treatment and care is a responsibility, but always something that you strive for. Your dog is your best friend, after all, and only with regular treatment from the vet can you ensure a lifetime of good health and companionship. However, sometimes your dog needs immediate medical attention from professionals like those at Shoreview Veterinary Clinic. In such a situation, minutes matter, and delaying the trip to the vet can be critical. Though, you don’t want to overreact and bother the vet if it isn’t a true emergency.
What is there to do?
When the emergency is not subtle, such as your dog stops breathing or begins hemorrhaging, it is easy to decipher the need for medical care. However, there’s also other critical emergencies requiring medical attention immediately. To determine if your dog needs veterinary care on an emergency basis, consider the following bits of information:
· If your dog’s gums are not pink and moist when pressed with the finger, but instead a gray, blue, or red color, your pet may need medical attention.
· Can you call the veterinarian? Most vets have after hour lines set up that can help you decipher if it is a true emergency or a concern that can wait until tomorrow.
· Many non-life-threatening situations also require medical attention from the veterinarian as soon as possible. Do not assume that you need to take your dog in to the vet in only such a situation.
It is best to be safe than to be sorry, so if you have concerns over your pet’s well-being, do not hesitate to take him into the vet or pick up the phone and call to get sound advice and information. Your pet counts on you to keep him safe and healthy. Make sure that you know when he needs medical attention and never let him down.