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Critical Care

Do you know who to contact in the event of a pet emergency?

As a loving pet parent, you never want to see your furry family member in distress. Unfortunately, unexpected illnesses and sudden accidents happen. At Hoschton Animal Hospital, we want you to know that you’ve got a dedicated team of experienced professionals in your corner.

Our hospital and team are equipped to provide life-saving critical care at a moment’s notice. With a staff that’s skilled in emergency medicine, we can quickly diagnose the problem and deliver timely and effective care. Most importantly, we’ll handle your companion’s case with complete compassion, doing everything possible to achieve a positive outcome.

Some of the signs that your pet may need urgent medical attention include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Ingestion of a toxic substance or foreign object
  • Broken bones
  • Cuts, lacerations or puncture wounds
  • Vomiting or diarrhea lasting longer than 24 hours
  • Bleeding
  • Trauma, such as from a fall or being hit by a car
  • Swollen or tender abdomen
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Lameness
  • Disorientation
  • Foaming at the mouth
  • Convulsions/seizures
  • Loss of consciousness

If you notice any of these signs, seek professional help right away. At Hoschton Animal Hospital, we always recommend calling ahead when an emergency occurs. This allows us to evaluate the situation, provide first aid instructions and prepare the hospital and our team for your pet’s arrival. Of course, should the nature of your pet’s emergency be too urgent to allow for a phone call, don’t hesitate to come directly in for immediate attention.

We sincerely hope you never face the need for emergency veterinary care. If you do, however, we want you to know who to call. The team at Hoschton Animal Hospital will be here to provide the highest level of care available. If your pet has an emergency outside of normal business hours, please contact Animal Emergency Care of Braselton at (470) 209-7222.