Pet Emergency Care From Our Winnipeg Veterinarians
At Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital, our Winnipeg veterinarians consider your pet's health and wellness our top priority. One of the scariest situations for any pet owner is a situation where your pet is seriously injured or ill and needs medical attention as quickly as possible. Fortunately, our practice is proud to offer 24 hour emergency care, so you can always rest assured that you have a place to bring your pet in the event of a serious injury or ailment.
Emergency Services Provided By Our Emergency Vet Hospital
We offer both urgent care and emergency services at out 24-7 emergency vet hospital. Unfortunately, many injuries and symptoms have the potential to become fatal if not treated properly and in a timely manner. That's why we recommend seeking skilled veterinary care as soon as possible when your pet displays signs of serious injury, trauma, or illness. Our staff has the experience and resources available to handle any number of medical problems and will do everything in their power to provide your pet with relief from symptoms as well as proper treatment and care.
Some of the more common conditions and injuries we treat in our urgent care facility include:
- cuts and lacerations
- eye and ear injury/infections
- skin infections
- injured or torn nails
- fever (103F or higher in dogs and cats)
- sudden loss of appetite or change in behavior
Furthermore, some of the emergency situations our staff is trained to handle include:
- blunt force trauma
- excessive bleeding
- ingestion of known toxic substances
- swelling, hives, or other allergic reaction
- difficulty breathing
- uncontrolled vomiting or loss of bowel control
This is not an exhaustive list of the conditions and injuries we treat, but if your pet is exhibiting any of these signs, we recommend that you call our office immediately so we can provide you with further instruction. More than likely, we will ask you to bring your pet in for treatment as soon as possible.
When to Seek Care From Emergency Veterinarians
Many pet owners have a difficult time deciding when to bring a pet in for emergency care and when waiting to schedule an appointment with a veterinarian is the better option. Unfortunately, our pets are not able to communicate with us and tell us when they're in serious pain or need immediate help. And of course, not all pets react the same way to the same injuries or medical conditions. This is where it's helpful, as a pet owner, to be aware of some common signs of emergencies that warrant an immediate trip to the vet. Some of the more common examples of these include:
- deep cuts and wounds with excessive or uncontrolled bleeding
- broken bones and visible fractures
- inability of a pet to keep food down
- visible difficulty breathing
- ingestion of known toxins (chemicals, certain foods, plants, etc.)
Sometimes, even if you're not 100% sure that your pet is facing a life-threatening medical situation, it's still not a bad idea to seek out urgent care from an experienced veterinarian. In these situations, it's better to be safe than sorry.
Give Our Winnipeg Office a Call Today!
We know just how stressful it can be for you and your pet when an unexpected injury or medical problem arises. Fortunately, our conveniently located Winnipeg office is always open and we always have emergency veterinarians available to assist you here at Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital. Give us a call any time, day or night at (204) 452-0911 for guidance regarding any symptoms your pet may be exhibiting. We highly recommend keeping our number readily available (such as stored in your phone) so that you can reach us as quickly as possible should the need arise.