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Emergency Vet Tucson

Emergency Vet Tucson – We proudly offer extended hours to meet all of your pet’s emergent medical needs! We handle all kinds of emergency cases, from lacerations to snakebites. Our staff is highly trained to triage these emergency patients and help the veterinarian begin stabilization.

Our modern hospital provides a Full-Life Continuum of care, including complete surgical and dental facilities, equipped with state of the art technology to provide the best care for your pet(s). Our Full-Life Continuum services include 24x7x365 Hospitalization, Companion Animal Rehabilitation, Home Health, and Hospice services. We are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of care available.

At Northwest Pet Clinic, we specialize in urgent care with several unique features:

  • Three convenient locations with a wide range of hours
    • Ina
      • 252 W. Ina Rd.
      • 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 7 days a week
    • Oro Valley
      • 10825 N. Oracle Rd., Ste#101
      • 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 7 days a week

  • Staff trained to triage emergency and urgent care patients
  • The most up-to-date equipment and services

We have standard protocols in place for the admittance of emergency and urgent care patients. This affords us the opportunity to not waste any time when it comes to treating your pet. When every second counts, you can trust your loved one with Northwest Pet Clinic.

Have an emergent need?  Please call us right away! When it comes to emergencies, every second counts. Please don’t wait. (520) 742-4148

For after hours emergency care, we refer to Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson.

First Aid:

This is a list of common emergencies.  Call and visit us right away!  The following are immediate action suggestions for the drive to the vet; they DO NOT replace proper veterinary care.


Rattle Snake - Emergency Vet TucsonEmergency: Snake Bite

Seek veterinary care right away!  If you are able, take a picture of the tail of the snake, but do not handle it, as even dead snakes have been known to strike.

Try to keep your pet calm and apply gentle pressure to the bite if it is bleeding.  (Caution: Even the friendliest dog may bite if painful.  Please be careful when transporting your pet.)


Poisonous Toad - Emergency Vet TucsonEmergency: Toad Ingestion

Colorado River Toads are toxic to pets and can cause foaming of the mouth, vomiting, diarrhea, collapse, seizures, and even death.

If you see your pet mouthing or ingesting a toad, flush the mouth with water from the side with a garden hose. Try not to let the water into the throat or nose (as this could cause further ingestion of the toxin) by holding your pet’s head down on it’s side so the water flows out of the mouth and not down the throat.  Gently rub the gums and inside of your pet’s mouth until the slimy feeling is gone, and get to us right away!


Seizure - Emergency Vet TucsonEmergency: Seizure

If your pet suddenly becomes dazed or disoriented, watch them closely. Clear the area so they do not knock anything on themselves or hit anything that may hurt them. It is best to call us right away and time how long the seizure(s) lasts. (A pet may be disoriented, may continue to lay and paddle, or pant excessively after the seizure.)

Eating poison (including chocolate), low or high blood sugar, head injuries, or epilepsy can cause seizures, so it is important that you bring your pet in right away.  Time is of the essence to provide treatment and diagnose the cause of the seizure.  After a diagnosis is made, medication may be provided to prevent or manage future occurrences.


Chocolate Poisoning - Emergency Vet TucsonEmergency: Chocolate Ingestion

If you suspect your pet has eaten chocolate, bring your pet in right away!  We may want to induce vomiting and start treatment within 20 minutes of ingestion to prevent the absorption of the toxin into the system. If left untreated, chocolate toxicity has been known to cause vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity, heart arrhythmia, seizure, and death.


Poison - Emergency Vet TucsonEmergency: Rat Poison Ingestion

If you find your pet near rat poison, bring your pet in right away!

Rat poisons can cause vomiting and diarrhea.  More significant, it can cause internal bleeding, neurological issues, seizures, and death.

Rat poisons can have different types of toxins in them. In order to make sure that we treat your pet correctly, please bring in the bag, label, or any information you have on the poison.


Wounds - Emergency Vet TucsonEmergency: Wounds and Trauma

Whether the pet is hit by a car, attacked by wildlife or another pet, or another traumatic injury, the best thing is to get them to a veterinarian as soon as possible.  (Caution: Even the friendliest dog may bite if painful.  Please be careful when transporting your pet.)

For bleeding wounds, apply gentle pressure to stop the bleeding. This is vital to make sure they do not lose too much blood on their way to the emergency vet. Transporting on a towel or blanket may be best to keep the pet comfortable and prevent future injury.

It’s important that a pet is seen for any type of wound or trauma, no matter how small it may seem. Infections and other underlying issues can become a problem, causing bigger issues, if they aren’t properly addressed in a timely manner.

 

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