Recognizing Common Cat Emergencies in Vancouver
Owning a cat is a privilege that only cat-lovers understand. The care and welfare of your cat takes high priority. That’s why, if your furry friend suddenly suffers a common cat emergency, like those listed here, you need an emergency vet in Vancouver on whom you can rely. If you’re unsure what might constitute a cat emergency, take a look below at this checklist of common cat crises:
Vomiting and Diarrhea
It might not seem like that big of a deal; your kitty is throwing up and/or suffering from frequent bouts of diarrhea. But ailments like these can turn fatal for cats when they become dehydrated and lethargic. Once your cat is too ill to eat, it could be too late. Call us early on if your purry friend begins suffering flu-like symptoms.
Always an emergency, anytime your cat exhibits trouble breathing, whether from illness, choking or disease, it’s time to get him to your trusted emergency vet. In mere minutes, a cat, just like a human, can succumb to breathing difficulties, so there’s no time to spare when this possibility rears its terrifying head.
Evidence of Pain or Discomfort
Pain is never an easy thing to bear, and it’s even more of an annoyance when you don’t have thumbs and access to painkillers. If you notice obvious signs of distress, pain or discomfort in your fuzzy companion, bring him in right away. Common causes include injury and urinary obstruction, and symptoms include crying, howling, panting or hiding.
Bring Your Pet for Emergency Pet Care
When you need a Vancouver emergency vet, Atlas Animal Hospital and Emergency Vancouver is standing by with trained and compassionate staff to assist you and your pet with every need. At Atlas, we understand that pets are family members too, and we go out of our way to make them feel right at home before, during and after treatment.
Call us today at 604-301-0300, or stop by our office at 5695 Fraser Street in Vancouver.