for Concord & Walnut Creek, CA
When our pets are not feeling well, it can be a source of concern. We treat our pets like our family. When they are in pain, we’re in pain. It can be tricky to diagnose when our pet’s symptoms are a sign of a serious emergency, or something that can wait until the morning to be handled. Sun Valley Animal Hospital staffs an emergency vet around the clock, taking in patients from Walnut Creek & Concord, CA. We have outlined serious symptoms that you shouldn’t ignore when it comes to your pets.
1130 Contra Costa Blvd., Concord, California 94523
When should I take my pet to the animal hospital?
- Trouble Breathing – If you notice that your animal is suddenly having trouble breathing, they need to get to the vet right away. Don’t wait for this one, especially if their lips are puffed out.
- Weakness/Collapsing – When your pet suddenly collapses due to weakness, it could be pointing to a larger issue. Common instances of collapsing are internal bleeding, cardiac conditions, or an organ malfunction.
- Vomiting/Diarrhea – On occasion, our pets may vomit once or two or have a small case of loose stool. However, if the vomiting and diarrhea persist, this is grounds for a medical emergency. Common instances of vomiting and diarrhea are gastrointestinal issues.
- Loss of Muscular Control of Back Legs – Short breeds like Dachshunds and Corgis often have this issue. Because they are long and short, their spinal cords are more vulnerable. The paralysis may come on very suddenly, but can be treated quickly by an emergency vet.
- Major Traumas – If you know that an animal has been hurt by a car, fallen, or any other major injury, bring them in immediately. There is no need to wait when you see a visible injury.
Call our local veterinarian if you have questions regarding our emergency services in Concord, CA.
You don’t want to trust any veterinarian with your beloved cat or dog. Our local veterinarians have much experience in the field of pet medicine. We will be able to answer any questions you may have regarding our emergency vet’s processes. Don’t hesitate to give us a call! We promise that your pet is in good hands at all times at our animal hospital in the Concord and Walnut Creek, CA area.