After-Hours Pet Emergencies
If you find that you need emergency assistance after hours, we recommend East Valley Pet Hospital. They are available when we are closed and we trust them for quality care! In the event you have to visit the emergency clinic we can get the records so we can follow up if your pet needs further care.
For your convenience, we have provided the contact and website information for the after-hours location here.
Walk-in Emergency Services are available and we are open late night for your convenience.
You hope that your pet never experiences a serious illness or injury, but if they do, you want to have round-the-clock access to the best emergency vet care so your pet can get immediate treatment. Arrow Dog & Cat Hospital of Montclair, CA, is ready to help when the unexpected happens. Our hospital is fully equipped with a modern surgical suite and diagnostic laboratory, and our staff of veterinarians and medical technicians is ready to provide the following walk-in emergency vet services. Whatever type of emergency vet care your dog or cat needs, our hospital is ready and able to provide it.
We offer the following:
- Blood Transfusions
- Lab testing
- Blood testing
- Toxin ingestions
- Foreign obstruction
- Cesarean C-Section
- Hit by Car
- Infectious disease
- Wound care
- Swollen face
- Insect bites
- Snake bites
- Difficulty breathing
- Cancer care
Signs Of A Pet Emergency
Usually, the symptoms of a condition that requires emergency vet care are quite obvious, like wounds, bleeding, and broken bones from being hit by a car or an animal attack. But often the signs of a physical condition in need of emergency care are less noticeable. As a pet owner, it’s important that you familiarize yourself with the less obvious symptoms of a possible health emergency so you’ll know when to seek immediate emergency vet care treatment.
- Unusual body temperatures, below 98 degrees or above 105
- Weak or rapid pulse
- Pale gums
- Vomiting blood or blood in the stool
- Loss of consciousness
- Heatstroke symptoms, vomiting, rapid pulse, excessive panting, lethargy
- Dehydration symptoms, often severe diarrhea and exhaustion
Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV)
GDV is a serious physical condition that sometimes occurs in dogs. It’s characterized by severe stomach bloating and twisting caused by excessive gas accumulation in the bowels. Symptoms include repeated dry heaving attempts to vomit and a humped-over stance. The excessive stomach swelling can shut off the abdominal arteries, leading to death in less than an hour from organ damage due to lack of blood circulation. If you see signs of GDV in your dog it’s vital to get them to an emergency vet care facility immediately.
Stabilizing Your Pet In An Emergency
Knowing how to perform basic first aid to stabilize your pet before and during transport to the hospital can save their life.
- Bleeding – Apply pressure to the wound and elevate the limb
- Choking – Try reaching into the throat to remove the instruction or administer sharp blows to the chest to expel it
- CPR – Place your pet on their side, hold their mouth closed, and blow through the nostrils every three seconds
If your pet needs emergency vet care, Arrow Dog & Cat Hospital is ready to respond. Call us to let us know you’re on your way if possible.