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Emergency and Critical Care

Emergency and Critical Care from our Miami Veterinarians

Pets inevitably get into trouble from time to time -- and not all of these events are as minor as messing up the house or getting squirted by a skunk. If your favorite animal is suddenly struck down by a medical emergency, you need to know where you can find experienced, trusted emergency pet care in Miami, FL. Our veterinarians here at Ferreira Animal Hospital, Dr. Paula Ferreira and Dr. Doly Baquero, have the necessary expertise and skills to address your ailing pet's needs immediately and accurately.

dog with pink cast after emergency care from a Miami veterinarian

When Do You Need an Emergency Veterinarian?

Plenty of illnesses or minor injuries may call for veterinary attention without actually constituting emergencies. But it's important to know when your pet might be experiencing an urgent health crisis that requires the immediate attention of an emergency veterinarian. Here are some common emergency conditions and warning signs to be aware of:

  • Fractured bones, especially if the bone pokes through the skin
  • Uncontrollable bleeding, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Ingestion of household poisons (or foods toxic to animals)
  • Prolonged, difficult labor
  • Disorientation, staggering, or seizures
  • Heat stroke or hypothermia
  • Urinary pain and/or blockages
  • Gagging and abdominal distention (which may signify bloat)
  • Severe burns or open wounds
  • Choking, or the swallowing of a foreign object
  • Severe allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock)

Diagnosis and Treatment from Our Miami Emergency Vet

It can be difficult to think clearly in an emergency, so it's good to have a plan of action already prepared. Instead of trying to administer the wrong form of aid, which might do more harm than good, call our Miami emergency veterinarians for advice. (Even if it's after office hours, we can advise you on what to do and refer you to an after-hours facility.) Telling us that you're on your way also helps us get ready to treat your pet's emergency.

Once your pet arrives at our clinic, rest assured that he's in the best possible hands. Our emergency vet can administer X-rays, CT scans, and lab tests to pinpoint the exact nature of the problem. We can perform critical procedures such as internal or orthopedic surgery, poison neutralization, wound sealing, removal or foreign objects or urinary blockages, and medications to arrest dangerous seizures. These and other measures can get an emergency under control and possibly save your pet's life.

Contact Our Miami Veterinarian if you Suspect a Pet Emergency

It's good to have a trusted friend in times of trouble and Ferreira Animal Hospital is that trusted friend when your pet's well-being is at stake. Be ready to call our trusted and caring Miami veterinarians at (786) 275-4629 for advice on how to react in an emergency situation