When to Seek Urgent Care for Your Pet

If your pet has been in an accident or if he or she is feeling ill, it can be hard to determine if you should take it to a pet urgent care center or wait until an appointment with your regular veterinarian becomes available. If your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms, get to an urgent care center as soon as possible.


If your pet has recently injured itself, do what you can to clean the injured area and wrap the wound. If bleeding does not stop or slow down after a few minutes, get your pet to an urgent care facility. Uncontrolled bleeding can lead to serious problems and even death.

Exposure to Poison

If you suspect your pet has eaten something they shouldn't have, call poison control immediately. If you can't reach them or if they tell you to get your pet to an urgent care facility, move your pet quickly. If possible, bring in a sample of what your pet has ingested, and give the vet an idea of how much of the substance your pet has swallowed. You may want to call the urgent care ahead of time and ask if they recommend inducing vomiting or other actions before bringing him or her in. Do not decide on your own whether or not to do this; some types of poison can do more harm coming back up the esophagus than they will if they are digested.

Pet Urgent Care in Boca Raton, Florida 

Call West Boca Veterinary Center today at (561) 451-8838 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our emergency veterinarian.

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