Urgent Care for Pets
Prompt care is important when your pet is injured or dealing with an illness, but not all injuries and illness are considered emergencies. There are times, however, when you might not want to wait to bring your pet in for treatment. Urgent care services provide the right kind of pet care for these situations. At Lakewood Pet Vet in Lakewood, CA, we offer urgent care vet services. We will discuss your pet’s condition and let you know if you should see us promptly or schedule an appointment.
Pet Urgent Care Services for Injuries
Minor cuts and scrapes can often be treated at home. If your pet has a deep wound or cut, prompt medical treatment is needed. These injuries can lead to infections and usually require stitches or other treatment to heal properly. Do not hesitate to contact us if your pet has trouble walking after an injury or shows any other symptoms that worry you.
Urgent Care for Illnesses and Infections in Pets
Our urgent care services can help you if your pet has signs of an infection, such as redness in the affected area and a fever. Our veterinarian team can evaluate and treat your pet whether it is a skin infection, ear infection, or another kind of infection. These services also include treatment for viral infections and other illnesses that cause unusual symptoms in your pet, such as lethargy or appetite loss.
When to Seek Pet Care for an Illness or Injury
You should call us when your pet has any symptoms that you find concerning. We can help you figure out if urgent care is needed. Some symptoms or possible conditions that typically require urgent care include:
● suspected toxin or poison ingestion
● suspected foreign object ingestion
● eye irritation
● trouble urinating or defecating, especially if blood is present
● persistent coughing and sneezing
It is okay if you do not know whether your pet needs same-day pet care or a regular appointment. Our staff is ready to assist you in determining the best kind of care for your pet based on symptoms, severity, and other factors. We will let you know if you should come into our office for urgent care.
Visit Our Animal Hospital in Lakewood, CA, for Urgent Care Services
It can be an incredibly stressful time seeing your pet struggle with an injury or illness, but with our urgent care services at Lakewood Pet Vet in Lakewood, CA, you can rest easy knowing we will get your pet the care it needs. Contact us today at (562) 344-5944 to keep your furry friend happy and healthy. We are open 7 days a week to serve you.