Drake Center for Veterinary Care in Encinitas, California, releases a new report on what to do in a dog emergency. The clinic specializes in emergency veterinary care and advises owners on the immediate steps they should take before bringing their dog to a clinic.
More details can be found at https://www.thedrakecenter.com/services/dogs/emergency-dog-clinic
The newly released report guides owners on what they need to do right after noticing their dog is injured and bringing them to an emergency veterinary clinic. The report states that many pets can mask their symptoms and owners do not notice their pet is sick until the condition is life-threatening. Still, there are certain signs to look for.
The most concerning symptom that would require immediate veterinary attention is difficulties in breathing. This is the most serious of all non-trauma-related injuries and can lead to respiratory arrest or even death if not treated quickly.
Owners who notice this should remain calm and do their best to calm their dog. Pets respond to their owner’s touch and tone of voice and will begin to relax if they feel that their owner is there with them. Owners are then encouraged to call for the emergency veterinary services of Drake Center at (760) 456-9556.
The clinic is open seven days a week, with a stand-by doctor-on-call until 10 pm each night. In some cases, the dog emergency may require going directly to a 24-hour emergency facility instead of to a clinic. Drake Center assesses the pet’s condition through phone and will advise owners on the most appropriate care.
Drake Center writes that the general guideline for emergency pet care is to err on the side of caution. Because dogs mask their symptoms well, it is difficult to determine the severity of their condition.
A satisfied pet parent wrote, “The Drake Center doctors have the compassion and humanity to also deal with their patients’ human guardians, many of whom are often stressed by their pet’s condition. The staff is a conscientious and well-trained team that is both accommodating and knowledgeable.”
Interested parties can find more information at https://www.thedrakecenter.com
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