Unexpected Illnesses and Accidents
The outcome of these events depends on you to ensure immediate, and sometimes life-saving, treatment is administered in time. Kennesaw Mountain Animal Hospital’s state-of-the-art facility is well equipped to handle urgent situations and critical care.
The most common situations that require immediate medical attention include:
- Ingestion of Foreign Object or Toxic Substance
- Foaming at the mouth
- Loss of consciousness
- Difficulty breathing
- Swollen or tender abdomen
- Difficulty urinating
- Vomiting or diarrhea lasting longer than 24 hours
- Trauma (a fall, hit by a car, dog attack)
- Broken bones
- Cuts, lacerations or puncture wounds
Timing is Everything
The soonest you can get your pet in our hands, the sooner we can begin treatment…a crucial component in life-threatening situations. You may not realize whether it is a life-threatening situation, that’s what our Doctors are here for. Always assume the mindset that it is and contact our client services team as soon as possible; they will instruct you from there and prepare our team for your arrival. We understand phone calls can be difficult to make in a traumatic situation; if jumping in the car with your pet is the best you can do…then you have done the right thing. Whenever possible, safely place a handsfree call from the car to alert us you are on the way…only if possible.
Kennesaw Mountain Animal Hospital’s team of experienced and knowledgeable Doctors will immediately assess the situation and set the wheels in motion to ensure treatment begins as soon as possible.
Remember, it’s up to you if your pet experiences any of the above-listed accidents or illnesses…giving it time to see how things go could mean life or death for your pet. You are your pet’s sole voice.