FAQ: 24 Hour Emergency Vet in Winnipeg
As your local 24 hour emergency vet hospital in Winnipeg, we offer the highest quality emergency veterinarian care for your pets in a welcoming and comfortable setting. Our emergency animal hospital is specifically equipped for critical care medicine and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Here are some of the most common questions we receive from our patients:
What services do you offer?
We treat a wide range of emergency medical conditions at our offices that may be considered both life threatening and non-life threatening.
What types of animals do you see?
At this time we are effectively able to treat emergency medical conditions for dogs and cats.
What should I do if my pet is experiencing a health emergency?
- Try your best not to panic. Remain calm and get help. Remember that our pets can sense anxiety and they will respond to your nervous energy.
- Ask for help. If possible, ask for someone to stay with you as you drive to our emergency animal hospital.
- Be careful. Remember to drive safely, obey traffic laws and be aware that your pet may scratch or bite you if they are having a severe reaction.
- If your pet is bleeding, do your best to apply pressure directly to the affected area with a clean towel or cloth.
What are common urgent pet problems that would be considered an emergency?
Any situation where, if the medical issue is not treated immediately, your pet could experience significant and prolonged injury or illness, potentially resulting in death.
Some of the most common urgent care issues, include, but are not limited to:
- Cuts, Bleeding or lacerations
- Ear Injuries or Infections
- Urinary Infections
- Fight or Bite Injury/Wounds
- Skin Infections
- Sports Injuries
- Upset Stomach (Loss of Appetite, Vomiting and/or Diarrhea)
- Limping or Lameness
- Torn or Injured Nails
- Emergency situations (NOT all inclusive) include:
- Bloated, Distended or Painful Abdomen
- Sudden Loss of Vision or Change in Visual Awareness
- Difficulty Breathing
- Prolonged or Uncontrolled Seizures
- Significant Blunt Force Trauma
- Facial Swelling or Hives
- Uncontrolled Vomiting and/or Diarrhea
- Ingestion of Unknown or Dangerous Substances
My pet ate something he/she shouldn’t have. What types of things should I be worried about? What can I do?
If your pet ate something besides their normal food or treats, there may be cause for concern. If you think they may have eaten something out of the ordinary, it is best to consult a veterinary specialist to discuss potential risks and treatment options.
What kinds of things are considered toxic or poisonous for my pet?
There are a great deal of potential toxins that can cause a medical emergency if ingested by your pet. If your pet eats something from the list below, call our 24 hour emergency vet offices immediately.
- Rodent Poison
- Household Chemicals
- Lead or Mercury
- Any Illegal Drug
- Certain Artificial Sweeteners including Xylitol
- Cocoa Mulch
- Human Medications like common cold medicines, cough syrups, NSAIDS, Narcotics, Antidepressants & More
Do you accept walk-ins?
Yes. We understand that certain medical emergencies mean that you won’t have time to phone ahead.
What types of payment options do you offer?
We are proud to offer payment plans for those patients who unexpectedly need emergency vet services in the greater Winnipeg area. We offer several payment options including:
- Debit, Credit and Cash payments
- iFinance: We also offer iFinance that can be broken down into 6 monthly installments. You can either apply at our emergency animal hospital or over the phone. The iFinance program offers low monthly payments, is interest free for 6 months and has no annual fees.
- Pet Insurance payments. We accept a variety of pet insurance policies and are happy to work with you to make sure your visit is covered.
Experiencing an urgent care or vet emergency situation? Give the team at Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital & Wellness Centre a call at (204) 452-0911, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.