Pet Emergencies FAQs


Henderson Animal Hospital Answers Your Pet Emergencies FAQ

When sudden pet accidents or illnesses occur, you need a skilled vet to provide fast treatment. We offer a number of diagnostic services to help determine the problem, so your pet can begin treatment as soon as possible. Here are a few of the frequently asked questions we receive about pet emergencies:

What Constitutes A Veterinary Emergency?

Excessive bleeding should always be considered an emergency event. If your pet has trouble breathing, collapses or become unconscious, get to the vet as quickly as possible. An obviously broken bone requires emergency vet care. Seizures, confusion or problems walking should be seen quickly. Injury to the eyes, lameness or repeated vomiting or diarrhea should receive immediate care. Heatstroke is also an emergency condition that can threaten the life of your pet. If your pet has difficulty urinating or defecating, you should bring the animal in for treatment.

Should I Call Ahead Before Bringing My Pet Into The Vet?

It’s always a good idea to call ahead to tell the vet you are bringing in a sick or injured animal, so that time can be cleared on the schedule to see your pet.

How Should I Handle A Sick Or Injured Pet?

First of all, remain calm, even though you may be feeling upset. Talk to your pet in a soothing manner. Wrap your pet in a towel or blanket to carry them to your car.

Will I Be Allowed To See My Pet After Emergency Care?

Yes, once your pet receives appropriate treatment, you will be allowed to spend some time to se how he or she is doing.

Make Henderson Animal Hospital Your Pet Hospital For Emergency Care

Dr. Aslani, Dr. Singh, and the team at Henderson Animal Hospital use their many years of experience to treat pets in Winnipeg, MB, and surrounding areas. We offer many veterinary services, including wellness exams, vaccinations, spay & neuter surgery, microchipping, diagnostics, dental care, and grooming.
Call Henderson Animal Hospital today at 204-339-9295 for an appointment to have your pet examined and to learn about the care we can provide in an emergency.