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When your dog requires urgent care, we provide emergency veterinary care during our operating hours to attend to your pet. After hours, call the Fraser Valley Emergency Clinic (604) 514-1711. An emergency such as an accident or sudden illness can strike no matter how responsible or careful you are as a pet owner.
The following guidelines pertaining to emergency preparedness for dogs will help you initiate preventive measures, smart use of first aid, recognition of warning signs, and other information related to animal emergency. Knowledge is your best defense against potentially hazardous and even fatal emergencies.
First of all, be sure you are prepared ahead of time and have our phone number readily accessible so you can call us immediately. During our regular hours, we will be able to deal with your concern promptly and after hours our message machine will provide you with the phone numbers of reputable and caring after hours veterinary emergency facilities that are fully staffed all night long.
On Sundays, holidays and at night when we are closed, we recommend: The Fraser Animal Emergency Clinic (604) 514-1711.
Situations and Symptoms that Signal an Emergency
You should be calling us at (604) 591-5304 and heading in for an emergency veterinary visit if your pet has any of the following problems:
When Does My Dog Need Emergency Care?
Your dog needs emergency care when he experiences any of the life-threatening situations mentioned in the previous list. Take note that dogs are different from humans. While bloating or accidentally ingesting pain medication won’t necessarily send us to the hospital, these conditions can be fatal for your dog and should not be taken lightly. These signs will let you know its time to bring your pet in to our Surrey animal hospital for emergency care.
If you are not sure if your dog has any of the emergency signs above or has a different symptom and you are not sure if it is an emergency or not, please call us at (604) 591-5304, we will be happy to answer your questions.
What Should I Do if My Dog Needs Emergency Care?
If your dog is injured:
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Emergency First Aid Treatment
It is critical that you call your pet in when you are faced with a pet emergency. The following are some first aid treatments you can apply while you are calling or driving to the hospital for emergency care:
– Check to see if he’s breathing. If he isn’t, place him on one side.
– Hold his jaws closed and blow air into his nostrils every three seconds.
– Use cardiac massage, which means three quick and firm compression’s on the chest.
– Safely remove any remaining poisonous material.
– Collect the packaging along with a sample and save it, this will provide valuable information for the veterinarian.
– Call the hospital or animal poison control immediately. Our veterinarian or the toxicologist will give you instructions on whether to induce vomiting or not, based on the chemical ingested and how to do so.
The doctors and staff at the Kennedy Heights Animal Hospital in Surrey are dedicated to provide urgent or emergency care for your pet as well as routine care. Please call us at (604) 591-5304 if you have any further questions about how to be prepared for a pet emergency.
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